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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (04): 699-705.

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Memory Reconsolidation and Its Potential Neurobiological Mechanism

WU Yan;LI Yong-Hui;SUI Nan   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 10101, China
  • Received:2008-03-10 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-07-15 Published:2009-07-15
  • Contact: SUI Nan

Abstract: New memory are stabilized after an initial learning by a process called consolidation, and the consolidation theory proposes the memories are stable once stored. However, another date indicate that reactivation of a consolidated memory can return it to a liable, strengthened, changed or even erased. This process has been named reconsolidation, and is hypothesized to be an important component of long-term memory process. The main point of this review focuses on the progress of studying on the potential neurobiological mechanism of memory reconsolidation. It will provide crucial insight into the mnemonic function and some exceptionally strong and salient disorder memory.

Key words: memory, consolidation, reconsolidation