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reconsolidation

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Consolidation again, after an intervening period of breakup or dispersal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of reconsolidating; the state of being reconsolidated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of roconsolidat-ing, or the state of being reconsolidated; a second or renewed consolidation.

Etymologies

reconsolidate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Research on this topic, called reconsolidation, has become the basis of a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, drug addiction, and any other disorder that is based on learning.

    What Have You Changed Your Mind About?

  • This process is called reconsolidation, says a NYU release.

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  • But Phelps's new experiment, which confirms earlier studies in rats, suggests that when a memory is changed during the so-called reconsolidation window, the original one is erased.

    Scientific American

  • This process, called reconsolidation, occurs in higher cortical areas that were intact in Mr. Molaison's brain.

    NYT > Home Page

  • These results fit with the idea of reconsolidation, where remembering a memory provides a short window of opportunity for overwriting it.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • We’re back to the idea of reconsolidation: when we relive a memory, we make a new memory in the process, with new connections.

    Mind Wide Open

  • But some scientists now believe that memories effectively get rewritten every time they’re activated, thanks to a process called reconsolidation.

    Mind Wide Open

  • The worst outcome could be a power-struggle that Rafsanjani loses, leading to retrenchment and reconsolidation.

    Howard Schweber: Iran's Revolution: A Hard and Uncertain Path

  • His hypothesis was that if he could block reconsolidation of the rat's original fearful memory, it would no longer freeze.

    To Pluck a Rooted Sorrow

  • Under the reconsolidation theory, some memories can be modified by new information, either intentionally or naturally after they're recalled; that may be why people who witness a crime will testify about what they heard in a news report, rather than what they saw, says LeDoux.

    To Pluck a Rooted Sorrow

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