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The confabulating mind : how the brain creates reality

Author: Armin Schnider
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confabulations are memories of events and experiences that have never actually happened. Such false memories have fascinated scientists for hundreds of year, and in recent years been the subject of much debate. This title provides an in-depth analysis of an extraordinary and controversial subject.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Armin Schnider
ISBN: 9780199206759 0199206759
OCLC Number: 176924542
Description: xi, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The reality of Mrs B --
The history of confabulation --
Types of confabulation --
Aetiologies and anatomy of confabulation --
Disorders associated with confabulation --
Normal false memories --
Mechanisms of confabulation --
Behaviourally spontaneous confabulation and reality --
Reward system and reality check : a hypothesis.
Responsibility: Armin Schnider.
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This is a fascinating book, systematic in its approach. For those disinclined to battle through the detail, the conclusions to each chapter are excellent. * AJ Larner, Cognitive Function Clinic, Read more...

 
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