The dynamics of memory context dependent updating

In order for the memory to be maintained, it needs to undergo a restabilization (reconsolidation) process (cf.

Understanding the dynamics of memory change is one of the current challenges facing cognitive neuroscience.

Manuel Casas, Ph D Nadine Nakamura, Ph D Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Ph D Michael Zárate, Ph D One of the benefits of serving as president of the American Psychological Association is the opportunity to select projects or initiatives that are personally meaningful.

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TY - JOURT1 - The dynamics of memory T2 - Learning and Memory AU - Hupbach, Almut AU - Hardt, Oliver AU - Gomez, Rebecca AU - Nadel, Lynn PY - 2008/8Y1 - 2008/8N2 - Understanding the dynamics of memory change is one of the current challenges facing cognitive neuroscience.

Memory does not provide a perfect record of the past and can be altered long after acquisition.

At times, the societal context and political focus on social problems have influenced APA’s topics of study. In addition, although I am fourth-generation Mexican American (my parents were both born in the United States, and my mother’s family lived in the Texas area when it was still part of Mexico), I identify personally with the community of immigrants.Recent animal work on memory reconsolidation shows that memories can be altered long after acquisition.When reactivated, memories can be modified and require a restabilization (reconsolidation) process.Memory updating is a phenomenon whereby, under certain conditions, new information can be incorporated into preexisting memories.Various aspects of the phenomenon have been described in cognitive psychology, but no unifying theoretical account exists that explains memory updating and its triggers.For other uses, see Perception (disambiguation) and Percept (disambiguation).

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