Confabulation: Motivated reality monitoring

@article{Fotopoulou2007ConfabulationMR,
  title={Confabulation: Motivated reality monitoring},
  author={Aikaterini P Fotopoulou and Martin A. Conway and Mark Solms},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={2180-2190}
}
The study addressed the hypothesis that the content of confabulation is emotionally biased. Confabulating amnesic patients were compared with amnesic non-confabulating patients in a memory recognition experiment that manipulated the valence (pleasant, unpleasant), temporal source (past, present, future) and selection agent (self, other) of the to-be-recognised memories. The results revealed that confabulating patients were more likely than amnesic non-confabulating patients to incorrectly… CONTINUE READING

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