Title

Interpretations of Retrograde Amnesia: Old Problems Redux

Publication Title

Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Publication Date

1-2001

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1038/35049075

Keywords

psychology, retrograde amnesia, memory, learning

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

Recent evidence indicates that an old memory reactivated by cueing becomes labile and vulnerable to an amnesic treatment. Although the 'reconsolidation' concept derived from these findings challenges the traditional consolidation theory, here we argue that the new concept suffers from some of the same limitations as the earlier model. We propose an alternative retrieval-based theory that accommodates the recent data, as well as other puzzling related observations.


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