Puzzling confabulations: An overview of classifications and theories
SourceZeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 26, (2015), pp. 257-270
Article / Letter to editor
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Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie
SubjectDI-BCB_DCC_Theme 3: Plasticity and Memory; Neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology; Neuro- en revalidatiepsychologie
Confabulations comprise a puzzling collection of false statements, produced without conscious intent to deceive. They have been classified according to the mode of elicitation (spontaneous vs. provoked), the content (fantastic vs. plausible), the memory domain in which they become manifest (episodic vs. semantic), their stability (stable vs. ephemeral), or their selectivity (monothematic vs. multithematic). All classifications appear to be problematic, because there are no clear-cut dichotomies, and confabulations often seem to fall into overlapping categories. There are, in fact, many theories, presumably explaining different kinds of confabulations; the best bet is to regard them as complementary rather than competing.
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