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Memory consolidation reconfigures neural pathways involved in the suppression of emotional memories
 

Memory consolidation reconfigures neural pathways involved in the suppression of emotional memories

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As memories consolidate over time, they become resistant to change, though how this impacts the volitional suppression of memories is not known. Liu and colleagues show that, after overnight consolidation, aversive memories exhibit distributed prefrontal representations and are harder to suppress.
 
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1 Dec 2016 - General
 
The link between unwanted emotional memories and mental health is really interested and I agree that people with perfect mental health will pay less attention to the negative thoughts and negative events. This research study has demonstrated that whe...
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This is the first article that I encountered which studies the connection between negative emotions, sleep and memory consolidation. Its good that the researchers used functional imaging to document cerebral areas that are affected on voluntary conso...
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