Therapeutic affect reduction, emotion regulation, and emotional memory reconsolidation: A neuroscientific quandary.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Lane et al. emphasize the role of emotional arousal as a precipitating factor for successful psychotherapy. However, as therapy ensues, the arousal diminishes. How can the unfolding therapeutic process generate long-term memories for reconsolidated emotional material without the benefit of arousal? Studies investigating memory for emotionally regulated material provide some clues regarding the neural pathways that may underlie therapy-based memory reconsolidation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • LaBar, KS

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 /

Start / End Page

  • e10 -

PubMed ID

  • 26050673

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x14000193


  • eng