This chapter provides a comprehensive review of research on reconsolidation in humans to date. It examines the different techniques that have been used to explore memory reconsolidation in humans and highlights some of the unique challenges that arise when investigating reconsolidation in human participants. Through this survey of existing studies, we explore some of the reasons why this science has been slow to emerge, and we suggest some potential avenues for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemory Reconsolidation
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780123868923
ISBN (Print)9780123868930
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • behavioral interference
  • emotional memory
  • episodic memory
  • humans
  • motor memory
  • reconsolidation


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