The Formation and Stability of Recognition Memory: What Happens Upon Recall?

  title={The Formation and Stability of Recognition Memory: What Happens Upon Recall?},
  author={Sabrina Davis and Sophie Renaudineau and Roseline Poirier and Bruno Poucet and Etienne Save and Serge Laroche},
  journal={Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience},
The idea that an already consolidated memory can become destabilized after recall and requires a process of reconsolidation to maintain it for subsequent use has gained much credence over the past decade. Experimental studies in rodents have shown pharmacological, genetic, or injurious manipulation at the time of memory reactivation can disrupt the already consolidated memory. Despite the force of experimental data showing this phenomenon, a number of questions have remained unanswered and no… 

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