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Memory Reconsolidation and NCLT Practice

  • Theodore Wasserman
  • Lori Drucker Wasserman
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Abstract

Memory reconsolidation is the process of previously consolidated memories being recalled and then actively consolidated all over again, in order to maintain, strengthen, and modify memories that are already stored in the long-term memory. The very act of reconsolidation, though, may change the initial memory. As a particular memory trace is reactivated, the strengths of the neural connections may change and very importantly for NCLT practice the memory may become associated with new emotional or environmental conditions or subsequently acquired knowledge, expectations rather than actual events may become incorporated into the memory. In other words both memories and memorized action sequences can be reprogrammed and this is the process of therapy.

Keywords

Memory consolidation Memory reconsolidation Effortless permanence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Wasserman
    • 1
  • Lori Drucker Wasserman
    • 1
  1. 1.Wasserman and Drucker PABoca RatonUSA

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