Memory Reconsolidation, Trace Reassociation and the Freudian Unconscious

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Title:
Memory Reconsolidation, Trace Reassociation and the Freudian Unconscious
Authors:
Alberini, Cristina M.; Ansermet, François; Magistretti, Pierre J. ( 0000-0002-6678-320X )
Abstract:
Memory traces can become labile when retrieved. This has intrigued not only neuroscientists, psychologists, and cognitive scientists but also clinicians who work with memories to treat psychopathologies, such as psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts question whether the treatments based on re-evoking memories engage reconsolidation and how treatments may work and be effective with reconsolidation processes. However, reconsolidation may not easily occur in older or very strong, consolidated memories, which are, in fact, those deeply rooted in most maladaptive behaviors, and most animal reconsolidation studies have been done on memories that are only days old. Hence, the questions deepen into many more complex layers, asking the following: How are memories formed and retrieved and in part become unconscious? How does retrieval in a therapeutic setting change those traces? Here, we propose some hypotheses based on neuroscientific knowledge to begin explaining the bases of Freudian unconscious and speculate on how memory traces and Freudian unconscious intersect. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Bioscience Program
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Memory Reconsolidation
Issue Date:
2013
DOI:
10.1016/B978-0-12-386892-3.00014-7
Type:
Book Chapter
ISBN:
9780123868923
Appears in Collections:
Bioscience Program; Book Chapters; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAlberini, Cristina M.en
dc.contributor.authorAnsermet, Françoisen
dc.contributor.authorMagistretti, Pierre J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T09:55:12Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T09:55:12Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.isbn9780123868923en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/B978-0-12-386892-3.00014-7en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575845en
dc.description.abstractMemory traces can become labile when retrieved. This has intrigued not only neuroscientists, psychologists, and cognitive scientists but also clinicians who work with memories to treat psychopathologies, such as psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts question whether the treatments based on re-evoking memories engage reconsolidation and how treatments may work and be effective with reconsolidation processes. However, reconsolidation may not easily occur in older or very strong, consolidated memories, which are, in fact, those deeply rooted in most maladaptive behaviors, and most animal reconsolidation studies have been done on memories that are only days old. Hence, the questions deepen into many more complex layers, asking the following: How are memories formed and retrieved and in part become unconscious? How does retrieval in a therapeutic setting change those traces? Here, we propose some hypotheses based on neuroscientific knowledge to begin explaining the bases of Freudian unconscious and speculate on how memory traces and Freudian unconscious intersect. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectConsolidationen
dc.subjectFreuden
dc.subjectMemoryen
dc.subjectPsychoanalyssen
dc.subjectReconsolidationen
dc.subjectRetrievalen
dc.subjectUnconsciousen
dc.titleMemory Reconsolidation, Trace Reassociation and the Freudian Unconsciousen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Programen
dc.identifier.journalMemory Reconsolidationen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionEPFL, Lausanne, Switzerlanden
kaust.authorMagistretti, Pierre J.en
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