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Two Distinct Stages of Memory Consolidation

Howard Eichenbaum

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Second edition

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199778614
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932962 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778614.003.0012
Two Distinct Stages of Memory Consolidation

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This chapter describes how modern research has distinguished between two kinds of consolidation: a short-term cellular fixation process and a long-lasting reorganization process. It reviews the evidence for modulation of memory fixation and considers brain mechanisms that mediate memory reorganization.

Keywords: consolidation; memory fixation; memory reorganization

Chapter.  12437 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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