Modulating reconsolidation and extinction to regulate drug reward memory.

  title={Modulating reconsolidation and extinction to regulate drug reward memory.},
  author={Jian-Feng Liu and Jingwei Tian and Jun-Xu Li},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
Drug addiction is an aberrant memory that shares the same memory processes as other memories. Brief exposure to drug-associated cues could result in reconsolidation, a hypothetical process during which original memory could be updated. In contrast, longer exposure times to drug-associated cues could trigger extinction, a process that decreases the conditioned responding. In this review, we discuss the pharmacological and non-pharmacological manipulations on the reconsolidation and extinction… CONTINUE READING
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