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Confabulation : views from neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology and philosophy

Author: William Hirstein
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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When people confabulate, they make an ill-grounded claim that they honestly believe is true, for example recalling an event from their childhood that never actually happened. This interdisciplinary  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hirstein
ISBN: 9780199208913 0199208913
OCLC Number: 488362502
Description: viii, 300 s
Contents: 1: William Hirstein: Introduction: what is confabulation? 2: John DeLuca: Confabulation in anterior communicating artery syndrome 3: Maryanne Garry, Lauren French & Elizabeth Loftus: False memories: a kind of confabulation in non-clinical subjects 4: Quin M Chrobak & Maria S Zaragoza: The cognitive consequences of forces confabulation: evidence from studies of eyewitness suggestibility 5: Todd Feinberg: Confabulation and ego functions; the 'ego dysequilibrium theory' 6: William Hirstein & V S Ramachandran: 'That's not my arm, Doctor': accounting for misidentifications with a two-phase theory 7: Alfred Mele: Delusional confabulations and self-deception 8: Elvira Lorente, Peter McKenna & German Berrios: Confabulation as a psychiatric symptom 9: Max Coltheart & Martha Turner: Confabulation and delusion 10: Kenneth Heilman: Anosognosia for hemiplegia: a confabulatory state 11: Thalia Wheatley: Everyday confabulation 12: Gianfranco Dalla Barba: Temporal consciousness and confabulation: escape from unconscious explanatory idols 13: Aikaterini Fotopoulou: Distentangling the motivational theories of confabulation --
Subject Index --
Author Index.
Responsibility: ed. by William Hirstein.

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