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Brain Fiction : Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation.

Author: William Hirstein
Publisher: Cambridge : MIT Press, 2014.
Series: Philosophical psychopathology. Brain fiction
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Hirstein
ISBN: 0262582716 9780262582711 0262083388 9780262083386
OCLC Number: 990745133
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages).
Contents: Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 --
What Is Confabulation?; 2 --
Philosophy and Neuroscience; 3 --
Confabulation and Memory; 4 --
Liars, Sociopaths, and Confabulators; 5 --
Mind Reading and Misidentification; 6 --
Unawareness and Denial of Illness; 7 --
The Two Brains; 8 --
Confabulation and Knowledge; 9 --
Self-Deception; 10 --
Epilogue: Our Nature; References; Name Index; Subject Index.
Series Title: Philosophical psychopathology. Brain fiction
Other Titles: Philosophical Psychopathology Ser
Philosophical Psychopathology
Philosophical psychopathology. Disorders in mind
Brain fiction : self-deception and the riddle of confabulation : Philosophical Psychopathology: Disorders in Mind S

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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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