Understanding consolidation through the architecture of memories.

  title={Understanding consolidation through the architecture of memories.},
  author={Edwin M. Robertson and Daniel A. Cohen},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  volume={12 3},
Following its encoding, a memory undergoes consolidation. It may be possible to deepen our understanding of the mechanisms supporting consolidation by considering the complex architecture of a memory. Any behavior can be split into multiple components. For example, when learning a new skill we simultaneously learn the movement and the goal of that movement. Each of these components has a distinct representation within a memory. The "off-line" processing of each component may follow different… CONTINUE READING