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This predicts that the memories could be retrieved by giving memory.

Their evidence for this comes from an experiment in rats given cycloheximide, an amnestic drug that works by blocking protein synthesis.

Neuroskeptic is a British neuroscientist who takes a skeptical look at his own field, and beyond.

An exception to this 24-hour rule is long-term potentiation, or LTP, a model of synaptic plasticity related to learning, in which an hour is thought to be sufficient.

This view is challenged by the present study in several ways.

Overall, this is a very compelling series of experiments.

The sample sizes are relatively small, though, so it will be important to see whether these results are replicable, but if so, the reconsolidation model will be badly shaken.