Stress impairs the reconsolidation of autobiographical memories

  title={Stress impairs the reconsolidation of autobiographical memories},
  author={L. Schwabe and O. Wolf},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
  • L. Schwabe, O. Wolf
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • Stress enhances memory consolidation, in particular for emotional material. When reactivated, consolidated memories return to a fragile state again and thus require another period of stabilization, called reconsolidation. Rodent studies suggest that memory reconsolidation is impaired by stress. Here we examined in healthy humans the effect of stress on the reconsolidation of autobiographical memories. Participants recalled positive, negative and neutral episodes from their recent past and were… CONTINUE READING
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