Tag: memory extinction

Anxiety: The Price We Pay for Consciousness

In his NY Times article ‚ÄúA Drug to Cure Fear,‚ÄĚ Richard Friedman noted: ‚ÄúIt has been an article of faith in neuroscience and psychiatry that, once formed, emotional memories are permanent.‚ÄĚ This has not been a principle of these disciplines, including clinical psychology, for many years. Consolidation-reconsolidation-extinction models have been around for some time now, applied in particular to persons suffering from traumatic memories; e.g., Holocaust survivors, war and genocide survivors, etc.