Complete amnesia induced by ECS and complete recovery of memory following reinstatement treatment
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Amnesia of fear conditioning in ECS animals was found to be equal to animals not conditioned. However, memory was shown to recover in ECS animals when different combinations of conditioning cues were presented 96 hr after training. The degree of memory recovered in ECS animals appeared to be a function of the type of reinstatement treatment given with apparent complete recovery obtained under one condition. Modification of retention by the reinstatement procedures was restricted to animals conditioned and made amnesic by ECS. These results are interpreted as indicating that ECS produces amnesia by interfering with memory retrieval processes and that the degree of memory recovered in ECS animals is a function of the type of reinstatement procedure used and the time at which it is administered.
DeVietti, T., & Hopfer, T. (1974). Complete amnesia induced by ECS and complete recovery of memory following reinstatement treatment. Physiology & Behavior, 12(4), 599–603. https://doi.org/10.1016/0031-9384(74)90208-x
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