Memory reconsolidation and psychotherapeutic process. Academic Article uri icon


  • Lane et al. propose a heuristic model in which distinct, and seemingly irreconcilable, therapies can coexist. Authors postulate that memory reconsolidation is a key common neurobiological process mediating the therapeutic effects. This conceptualization raises a set of important questions regarding neuroscience and translational aspects of fear memory reconsolidation. We discuss the implications of the target article's memory reconsolidation model in the development of more effective interventions, and in the identification of less effective, or potentially harmful approaches, as well as concepts of contextualization, optimal arousal, and combined therapy.

published proceedings

  • Behav Brain Sci

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Liberzon, I., & Javanbakht, A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Liberzon, Israel||Javanbakht, Arash

publication date

  • January 2015