Monday, January 4, 2016
Neuroscience Rocks! Memory Consolidation.
"It takes a few hours for new experiences to complete the biochemical and electrical process that transforms them from short-term to long-term memories. Over time, they become stronger and less vulnerable to interference, and, as scientists have argued for nearly a century, they eventually become imprinted onto the circuitry of our brains. That process is referred to as consolidation. Until recently, few researchers challenged the paradigm; the only significant question about consolidation seemed to be how long it took for the cement to dry."
But now a great deal of information is becoming available and how incredible this time in Neuroscience is turning out to be.
A fascinating article by Michael Specter about rewriting our traumatic memories. Neuroscience has come a long ways.