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Rethinking the reconsolidation theory of memory
Theories about the way that memories are formed and ‘resaved’ on recall (known as ‘reconsolidation’) are facing some serious challenge in the light of new findings that suggest it is possible to affect memories so that they are only accessible in the presence of a particular drug.
Neuroskeptic explains the current situation very well. The idea of state-dependent memory recall is fascinating and recalls shades of the sci-fi caper Johnny Mnemonic.
Also published on Medium.