Retrograde amnesia for old (reactivated) memory: some anomalous characteristics

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Science  22 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4399, pp. 1319-1320
DOI: 10.1126/science.572083


Old memory, when reactivated by cue exposure, was disrupted by mild or deep hypothermia treatments. New memory was impaired only by deep cooling. Moreover, old but not new learning showed spontaneous recovery. Old reactivated memory may be qualitatively different from newly acquired memory.

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