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A review of neurobiological factors underlying the selective enhancement of memory at encoding, consolidation, and retrieval

Crowley, R; Bendor, D; Javadi, A-H; (2019) A review of neurobiological factors underlying the selective enhancement of memory at encoding, consolidation, and retrieval. Progress in Neurobiology , 179 , Article 101615. 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2019.04.004. Green open access

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Abstract

How is the strength of a memory determined? This review discusses three main factors that contribute to memory enhancement - 1) emotion, 2) targeted memory reactivation, and 3) neural reinstatement. Whilst the mechanisms through which memories become enhanced vary, this review demonstrates that activation of the basolateral amygdala and hippocampal formation are crucial for facilitating encoding, consolidation, and retrieval. Here we suggest methodological factors to consider in future studies, and discuss several unanswered questions that should be pursued in order to clarify selective memory enhancement.

Type: Article
Title: A review of neurobiological factors underlying the selective enhancement of memory at encoding, consolidation, and retrieval
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2019.04.004
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pneurobio.2019.04.004
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Memory, adrenal stress hormones, consolidation, electrical brain stimulation, emotion, encoding, neural reinstatement, oscillatory reinstatement, retrieval, targeted memory reactivation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10074575
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