Memory Reconsolidation by Cristina M. AlberiniMemory Reconsolidation by Cristina M. Alberini

Memory Reconsolidation

byCristina M. AlberiniEditorCristina M. Alberini

Hardcover | April 22, 2013

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As little as 10 years ago, it was believed that memory went from short to long term via one consolidation practice that made that memory intractable. Since then, research has shown that long-term memories can be activated, modified, and reconsolidated in their new form. This research indicates that memories are more dynamic than once believed. And understanding how this process works and helping people to redefine established memories can be clinically useful if those memories lead to problems, as is the case in post-traumatic stress disorder.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of research on memory reconsolidation; what this has to say about the formation, storage, and changeability of memory; and the potential applications of this research to treating clinical disorders.

  • Presents both neuroscience and psychological research on memory reconsolidation
  • Discusses what findings mean for understanding memory formation, storage, and retrieval
  • Includes treatment applications of these findings
Title:Memory ReconsolidationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 22, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123868920

ISBN - 13:9780123868923


Table of Contents


1. The Discovery of Memory Reconsolidation -Karim Nader

2. The Dynamic Nature of Memory -Karim Nader, Oliver Hardt, Einar orn Einarrson, Peter S. B. Finnie

3. Mechanisms and Functions of Hippocampal Memory Reconsolidation -Jonathan L. C. Lee

4. Reconsolidation of Pavlovian Conditioned Defense Responses in the Amygdala -Jacek Debiec and Joseph E. LeDoux

5. Memory Reconsolidation: Lingering Consolidation and the Dynamic Memory Trace -Cristina M. Alberini, Sarah A. Johnson and Xiajing Ye

6. Memory Reconsolidation versus Extinction -Satoshi Kida

7. Memory Reconsolidation and Extinction in Invertebrates: Evolutionarily Conserved Characteristics of Memory Reprocessing and Restabilization -Maria Eugenia Pedreira and Arturo Romano

8. Using Reconsolidation and Extinction to Weaken Fear Memories in Animal Models -Carolyn E. Jones and Marie H. Monfils

9. Reconsolidation in Humans -Elizabeth A. Phelps and Daniela Schiller

10. Reconsolidation of Declarative Memory -Maria Eugenia Pedreira

11. Episodic Memory Reconsolidation: An Update -Almut Hupbach, Rebecca Gomez and Lynn Nadel

12. Disrupting Consolidation and Reconsolidation of Human Emotional Memory with Propranolol -Michelle H. Lonergan, Alain Brunet, Lening A. Olivera-Figueroa, and Roger K. Pitman

13. The Translational Potential of Memory Reconsolidation -Philip R. Corlett and Jane R. Taylor

14. Memory Reconsolidation, Trace Reassociation and the Freudian Unconscious -Cristina M. Alberini, Francois Ansermet, and Pierre Magistretti

Editorial Reviews

"Exploring theories and findings about the dynamic nature of memory, psychologists and a few neurologists look in particular at memory reconsolidation, a process that is evoked by memory retrieval and is important for memory persistence.The volume provides specialists and other scientists a snapshot of the current state of memory studies."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013