Marijn Kroes is a PhD student at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.
His research focuses on the dynamic nature of memory. Following encoding memories are initially labile but stabilized over time during a process known as consolidation. For a long time memories were thought to be insensitive to further alteration once consolidation is completed. The Donders Institute has contributed to a change in this view on memory. Using neuro-imaging in combination with pharmacological and genetic approaches they have shown that memories can be altered upon reactivation. This opens up potential newl avenues for the treatment of traumatic memories that contribute to anxiety disorders.
- Marijn Kroes