Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal, and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science.

@article{Lane2015MemoryRE,
  title={Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal, and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science.},
  author={Richard D. Lane and Lee Ryan and Lynn Nadel and Leslie S. Greenberg},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={
          e1
        }
}
Since Freud, clinicians have understood that disturbing memories contribute to psychopathology and that new emotional experiences contribute to therapeutic change. Yet, controversy remains about what is truly essential to bring about psychotherapeutic change. Mounting evidence from empirical studies suggests that emotional arousal is a key ingredient in therapeutic change in many modalities. In addition, memory seems to play an important role but there is a lack of consensus on the role of… 

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