Title

Reconsolidation: A Brief History, A Retrieval View, and Some Recent Issues.

Publication Title

Learning & Memory

Publication Date

9-2006

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1101/lm.290706

Keywords

psychology, memory, amnesia retrieval

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

This review briefly traces some of the history of the phenomenon of what has come to be called "reconsolidation." The early findings of retrograde amnesia for an old but reactivated memory led to several interesting but largely behaviorally oriented studies. With only a few sporadic exceptions, research in the area languished until about 2000, when several articles caught the attention of the neuroscience community and led to a number of studies examining the phenomenon at several different levels of analysis. We consider several of the current issues generated by those studies, present a retrieval based model that may account for some findings, and indicate some possible new directions on this topic.