Memory Reconsolidation Article – Smithsonian Magazine

Memory Reconsolidation discovered by Karim Nader

Smithsonian Magazine’s extended article is titled How Our Brains Make Memories  Along with the basic science of the method,  Smithsonian shares the insightful discovery by post doc Karim Nader, at the laboratory of Professor Joseph LeDoux.

Up until Nader’s discovery of Memory Reconsolidation,  scientific theory proposed that memories, once created in our brain, remained permanently for the rest of our life.  Memory Reconsolidation showed that the proteins which bind memories can be made labile (unglued) when the memory is retrieved.  Reconsolidating the memories after retrieval required that new proteins be synthesized.

Fibromyalgia Relief is based on Memory Reconsolidation findings.

If memories need to be reglued after becoming labile, then perhaps they can be reglued with new peptide molecules (peptides are short protein strings).  Daniella Schiller showed that human fear experiences can be extinguished using a memory reconsolidation process.(Preventing the return of fear in humans using reconsolidation update mechanisms: Nature – Vol 463, Issue 7277  January 7, 2010)  Using the findings presented by Candace Pert (Molecules of Emotion), I developed the ICE Method with the understanding that emotions create new peptides, and that these new peptides can replace the old ones that had been stored in past memories, even memories from decades before.

Here’s a discussion of the Smithsonian Article on Memory Reconsolidation and my work relieving fibromyalgia symptoms using The ICE Method.  If you enjoyed the article, you may enjoy this discussion of how Memory Reconsolidation applies to healing.  Enjoy.