Kate Strong | Intuitive Healing

Memory Reconsolidation: A New Way To Remember?

In the past, scientists believed that memories were set in stone once they were formed. Much like a computer hard drive. However, new research has shown that memories are actually much more malleable than previously thought. This process, known as memory reconsolidation, could have major implications for how we learn and remember information.


Scientists believe that when a memory is recalled, it becomes fragile and unstable. The brain then rewrites the memory to make it stronger and more resistant to forgetting.


What is memory reconsolidation?

Memory reconsolidation is a process that occurs when a memory is retrieved and then stored again. This process can help to improve the accuracy of memories and make them easier to recall in the future. Memory reconsolidation is believed to occur in two stages: an initial reactivation stage, during which the memory is retrieved, and a subsequent consolidation stage, during which the memory is stored again.


During the reactivation stage, the memory trace is thought to be unstable and susceptible to change. This means that new information can be integrated into the memory trace during this time. The consolidation stage is thought to be when the memory trace becomes more stable and less likely to change. It is during this stage that long-term memories are thought to be formed.


There is evidence that memory reconsolidation occurs in both humans and animals.


What happens during memory reconsolidation?

When a memory is first formed, it is fragile and can easily be forgotten. In order to keep the memory, it must be consolidated, which means that it is converted into a more permanent form. Memory consolidation occurs when the brain rehearses the information or repeatedly accesses it.


However, even after consolidation, memories are still not completely fixed and can become disrupted. This is called reconsolidation and it happens when a memory is retrieved from long-term storage. During reconsolidation, the memory becomes labile again and can be modified. This process is thought to happen in order to update the memory with new information so that it remains relevant.


The role of sleep in memory reconsolidation

Sleep plays an important role in memory reconsolidation. When we sleep, our brains consolidate information from the day and store it in long-term memory. This process helps us remember important information and events.


During sleep, our brains replay memories of the day to help us practice and learn new skills. This process is known as memory consolidation. Research shows that sleep helps consolidate both declarative and procedural memories. Declarative memories are facts and events that we can consciously recall, such as a phone number or the capital of France. Procedural memories are skills that we learn through repetition, such as riding a bike or tying our shoelaces.


Sleep also helps us forget unnecessary information so that we can focus on what is important.


How can we use memory reconsolidation to our advantage?

We can use reconsolidation to our advantage by using it to update memories that no longer serve us well. For example, if we have a memory of an event that was traumatic, we can use reconsolidation to change the way we think about that event. We can also use it to update memories of goals that we’ve achieved so that we can feel more confident about our ability to achieve future goals.


Reconsolidation is a powerful tool that can help us change the way we think about ourselves and the world around us.


In the past 20 years or more there has been huge strides in the way we handle memories, modalities like EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, Logosynthesis and more help to take the charge off traumatic memories and the way they affect us.


The mental process of consciously reviewing the association between the current negative emotion with the desired emotion can help the human mind to develop a new, related emotion. Once this comparison concludes, the memory may be reprogrammed to incorporate the current emotional response.


The Ethics of a Memory

The ethical implications of memory reconsolidation are still being debated. Some say that the process could be used to help people with PTSD by allowing them to revisit and change their memories of the traumatic event. Others argue that this could be used to manipulate people’s memories and create false memories. The debate is ongoing and there is no clear consensus at this time.


Modalities like Internal Family Systems suggest that even though we can’t change the past, we can change how the past is represented in our brain. And we can change the beliefs that we came to have about ourselves and the world based on those memories. The parts of us that are frozen in time in trauma can be freed up so we can be more present in the Now.



In conclusion, it is clear that memory reconsolidation is a powerful process that can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives. By understanding how this process works, we can learn to better control our memories and make them work for us rather than against us. While there is still much to learn about memory reconsolidation, the potential applications of this knowledge are vast and exciting.

Kate offers Healings and Intuitive Guidance. She offers sessions in the Emotion Code, Body Code, Cord Cutting Past Life Healings, Soul Healings and more. She offers these by email.

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