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.
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.
This process is called reconsolidation, says a NYU release.
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.
This process, called reconsolidation, occurs in higher cortical areas that were intact in Mr. Molaison's brain.
These results fit with the idea of reconsolidation, where remembering a memory provides a short window of opportunity for overwriting it.
We’re back to the idea of reconsolidation: when we relive a memory, we make a new memory in the process, with new connections.
But some scientists now believe that memories effectively get rewritten every time they’re activated, thanks to a process called reconsolidation.
The worst outcome could be a power-struggle that Rafsanjani loses, leading to retrenchment and reconsolidation.
His hypothesis was that if he could block reconsolidation of the rat's original fearful memory, it would no longer freeze.
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.
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