Confabulation

Ana Bajo, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Simon Fleminger, Michael David Kopelman

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Abstract

Confabulation, a form of false memory, has been puzzling clinicians and academics since the 1880s. To date, limited consensus has been reached regarding the definition, classification, differential diagnosis, and cognitive mechanisms underlying this disorder. Three main explanatory frameworks have been proposed, each putting forward and testing different predictions regarding the psychopathology and clinical course of confabulation. The present article reviews theoretical and empirical developments in the topic and considers their implications for the definition and classification of confabulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
EditorsJames D. Wright
PublisherElsevier
Pages560-569
Number of pages9
Volume4
Edition2nd edition
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

  • Amnesia
  • Autobiographic
  • Cognitive
  • Confabulation
  • Control
  • Memory
  • Monitoring
  • Motivation

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