Recently, however, the idea has been gaining support that stable representations can revert to a labile state on reactivation. We already have ample evidence that retrieval is a dynamic process during which new information merges with and modifies the existing representation — memory is now seen as reconstructive, rather than a simple replaying of stored information Researchers who have found evidence that supposedly stable representations have become labile again after reactivation, have called the process “reconsolidation”, and suggest that consolidation, rather than being a one-time event, occurs repeatedly every time the representation is activated.
It is these processes that are generally referred to as “consolidation”.
Systematic studies of anterograde amnesia started to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s.
The case of Henry Molaison, formerly known as patient H.
Think of it like an electrical system conducting a current: the synapses pass the signals from neuron to neuron, with the help of neurotransmitters.
The more frequently signals are passed, the stronger the synapses become.