Wishful reality distortions in confabulation: a case report

@article{Fotopoulou2004WishfulRD,
  title={Wishful reality distortions in confabulation: a case report},
  author={Aikaterini P Fotopoulou and Mark Solms and Oliver Turnbull},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={42},
  pages={727-744}
}
Several theories have been proposed to account for the complex cognitive mechanisms underlying the various forms and manifestations of confabulation. As regards the content of confabulations, deficit accounts explain what is lacking in the confabulations, but accounts of the positive features of the content may also be required to explain what remains. There is reason to believe that the content of confabulations is not motivationally neutral; in particular, they appear to "improve" the world… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 32 extracted citations

Mechanisms of spontaneous confabulations: a strategic retrieval account.

Brain : a journal of neurology • 2006
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 110 references

Different patterns of confabulation

G. Dalla Barba
Cortex • 1993
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The origins of forgetting in a case of isolated retrograde amnesia following a haemorrhage: Evidence from functional imaging

A. Costello, P. C. Fletcher, R. J. Dolan, C. D. Frith, T. Shallice
Neurocase, • 1998
View 13 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Autobiographical knowledge and autobiographical memories

M. A. Conway
D. C. Rubin (Ed.), • 1996
View 10 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Motivated confabulation

M. A. Conway, P. C. Tacchi
Neurocase • 1996
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Confabulation: Remembering “another” past

G. Dalla Barba
R. Cambell, & M. A. Conway (Eds.), • 1995
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Confabulation and the frontal system: Strategic versus associative retrieval in neuropsychological theories of memory

M. Moscovitch
H. L. Roediger, & F. I. Craik (Eds.),Varieties of memory and consciousness: Essays in the honour of Endel Tulving (pp. 133–160). Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. • 1989
View 7 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Confabulation in the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

The Journal of nervous and mental disease • 1961
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Content-Specific Confabulation

View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Confabulation extending across episodic, personal and general semantic memory

M. D. Kopelman, N. Ng, O. Van den Brooke
Cognitive Neuropsychology, • 1997
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…