Memory Extinction Entails the Inhibition of the Transcription Factor NF-κB

@article{Merlo2008MemoryEE,
  title={Memory Extinction Entails the Inhibition of the Transcription Factor NF-κB},
  author={Emiliano Merlo and Arturo Romano},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={88 - 96}
}
In contextual memories, an association between a positive or negative reinforcement and the contextual cues where the reinforcement occurs is formed. The re-exposure to the context without reinforcement can lead to memory extinction or reconsolidation, depending on the number of events or duration of a single event of context re-exposure. Extinction involves the temporary waning of the previously acquired conditioned response. The molecular processes underlying extinction and the mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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