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ERIC Number: EJ1123339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Reward Retroactively Enhances Memory Consolidation for Related Items
Patil, Anuya; Murty, Vishnu P.; Dunsmoor, Joseph E.; Phelps, Elizabeth A.; Davachi, Lila
Learning & Memory, v24 n1 p65-69 Jan 2017
Reward motivation has been shown to modulate episodic memory processes in order to support future adaptive behavior. However, for a memory system to be truly adaptive, it should enhance memory for rewarded events as well as for neutral events that may seem inconsequential at the time of encoding but can gain importance later. Here, we investigated the influence of reward motivation on retroactive memory enhancement selectively for conceptually related information. We found behavioral evidence that reward retroactively enhances memory at a 24-h memory test, but not at an immediate memory test, suggesting a role for post-encoding mechanisms of consolidation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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