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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.

Stephen Bounds

Stephen Bounds is an Information and Knowledge Management Specialist with a wide range of experience across the government and private sectors. As founding editor of RealKM and Executive, Information Management at Cordelta, Stephen provides clear strategic thinking along with a hands-on approach to help organisations successfully develop and implement modern information systems.

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