Reply To: Memory reconsolidation?


I'm referring specifically to the psychological phenomena referred to as 'memory reconsolidation'.  The idea is that the synapses that encode certain memories become labile again for a period of time after a memory is activated.  In order to be maintained they need to be reconsolidated.  Certain types of memories need to be reconsolidated every time they are recalled.  It is as if the brain is providing an opportunity for the correction of a memory every time it is recalled.  Since PSTEC makes an emphatic point to activate the emotion (which is a memory) it seems it is providing an opportunity to interfere with the reconsolidation of the memory.  I was just curious if the process was created with this in mind to try to intentionally interfere with the reconsolidation of the memory.