BioSocieties

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 79–90 | Cite as

The Implications of Memory Research and ‘Memory Erasers’: A Conversation with Yadin Dudai

  • Joelle M. Abi-Rached
  • Yadin Dudai
Interview
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Abstract

In this conversation, the world-renowned neurobiologist Yadin Dudai discusses the latest advances in memory research, specifically the discovery of memory ‘erasure’ associated with the inhibition of an enzyme called PKMzeta. The conversation tackles the reductionist method in scientific inquiry, the mind/brain dilemma, the problematics of animal models in memory research, and the therapeutic implications of this groundbreaking discovery.

Keywords

Animal Models Long-term Memory Memory Erasers Mind/Brain Dilemma PKMzeta PTSD Reconsolidation Reductionism 

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© London School of Economics and Political Science 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joelle M. Abi-Rached
    • 1
  • Yadin Dudai
    • 2
  1. 1.BIOS Centre, London School of EconomicsLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of NeurobiologyWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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