Retrieval as a fast route to memory consolidation
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- Princeton University
- School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom.
Retrieval-mediated learning is a powerful way to make memories last, but its neurocognitive mechanisms remain unclear. We propose that retrieval acts as a rapid consolidation event, supporting the creation of adaptive hippocampal-neocortical representations via the “online” reactivation of associative information. We describe parallels between online retrieval and offline consolidation, and offer testable predictions for future research.
|Journal||Trends in Cognitive Sciences|
|Early online date||2 Jun 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2017|
- Long-term memory, Episodic memory, Testing effect, Retrieval-mediated learning, Consolidation, Sleep, Reactivation, Replay