The neurobiology of consolidations, or, how stable is the engram?

@article{Dudai2004TheNO,
  title={The neurobiology of consolidations, or, how stable is the engram?},
  author={Yadin Dudai},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={
          51-86
        }
}
  • Y. Dudai
  • Published 12 January 2004
  • Biology
  • Annual review of psychology
Consolidation is the progressive postacquisition stabilization of long-term memory. The term is commonly used to refer to two types of processes: synaptic consolidation, which is accomplished within the first minutes to hours after learning and occurs in all memory systems studied so far; and system consolidation, which takes much longer, and in which memories that are initially dependent upon the hippocampus undergo reorganization and may become hippocampal-independent. The textbook account of… 

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