Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
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FIORENZA, Natália G.; SARTOR, Dagieli; MYSKIW, Jociane C. e IZQUIERDO, Iván. Treatment of fear memories: interactions between extinction and reconsolidation. An. Acad. Bras. Ciênc. [online]. 2011, vol.83, n.4, pp. 1363-1372. ISSN 0001-3765. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0001-37652011000400023.
Retrieval labilizes memory traces and these gates two protein synthesis-dependent processes in the brain: extinction, which inhibits further retrieval, and reconsolidation, which may enhance retrieval or change its content. Extinction may itself suffer reconsolidation. Interactions among these processes may be applied to treatments of fear memories, such as those underlying post-traumatic stress disorders.
Palavras-chave : extinction learning; fear memories; memory; post-traumatic stress disorder; reconsolidation.