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. 2013 Sep 9;23(17):R746-50.
doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.06.046.

Memory Reconsolidation

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Memory Reconsolidation

Cristina M Alberini et al. Curr Biol. .

Abstract

The formation, storage and use of memories is critical for normal adaptive functioning, including the execution of goal-directed behavior, thinking, problem solving and decision-making, and is at the center of a variety of cognitive, addictive, mood, anxiety, and developmental disorders. Memory also significantly contributes to the shaping of human personality and character, and to social interactions. Hence, understanding how memories are formed, stored, retrieved, modified, updated and used potentially impacts many areas in human life, including mental health.

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