Examining Traumatic Memories

Re-Encoding and Reconsolidation


  • Homayoun Shahri




neuroscience, trauma, memory, information theory, re-encoding, reconsolidation


In this paper I will discuss a short review of traumatic memories based on neuroscience and information theory. Based on neuroscience and information theory, I will present a new technique that may rewrite the traumatic memories during reconsolidation. The presented technique is based on addition of new information at the time of recall of traumatic memories, which may result in re-encoding of these memories during the reconsolidation. The resultant rewritten memories seem to last for a very long time.

Author Biography

Homayoun Shahri

Homayoun Shahri, Ph.D., M.A., CBT, LMFT, received his PhD in electrical engineering specializing in coding and information theory from Lehigh University in 1990, and his master of arts in clinical and somatic psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (now part of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) in 2012. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has a private practice in Irvine, CA, USA. Homayoun is a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, and is a member of the International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) and the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA). Homayoun is a member of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and is on the peer review board of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.
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How to Cite

Shahri, H. (2018). Examining Traumatic Memories: Re-Encoding and Reconsolidation. Bioenergetic Analysis, 28(1), 45–62. https://doi.org/10.30820/0743-4804-2018-28-45