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Brain fiction : self-deception and the riddle of confabulation

Author: William Hirstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Series: Philosophical psychopathology., Disorders in mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on amnesia, anosognosia, Anton's syndrome, autism, Capgras' syndrome, Cotard's syndrome, denial, emotion, Fregoli's syndrome, hypothalamus, Korsakoff's amnesia, Korsakoff's syndrome, limbic system, lying, memory, mirror image syndome, orbitofrontal cortex, etc.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Hirstein
ISBN: 0262083388 9780262083386 0262582716 9780262582711
OCLC Number: 55518494
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: vi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is confabulation? --
Philosophy and neuroscience --
Confabulation and memory --
Liars, sociopaths, and confabulators --
Mind reading and misidentification --
Unawareness and denial of illness --
The two brains --
Confabulation and knowledge --
Self-deception --
Our nature.
Series Title: Philosophical psychopathology., Disorders in mind.
Responsibility: William Hirstein.

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The phenomenon of confabulation--the tendency to construct plausible-sounding but false answers and believe that they are true--and what it can tell us about the human mind and human nature.  Read more...

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Hirstein has packed a wealth of scientific information into this book. -- John Bickle Journal of Consciousness Studies Brain Fiction offers one of the most extensive accounts of false memories and Read more...

 
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