The standard model of memory consolidation versus the multiple trace theory two divergent views of the same process

Consolidation Multiple Trace

In the so-called standard model of memory consolidation (Fig. 2), the hippocampus is believed to rapidly integrate and bind together information transmitted from distributed cortical networks that support the various features of a whole experience in order to form a coherent memory trace. Consolidation of this new memory trace at the cortical level would then occur slowly via repeated reactivation of hippocampal-cortical networksr to progressively increase the strength and stability of...