In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a di... -

In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a di...

wikipedia - 12 Nov 2016
In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a disturbance of memory, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive. Individuals who confabulate present incorrect memories ranging from "subtle alterations to bizarre fabrications", and are generally very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence.

Confabulation Storytelling: Cringeworthy

NOW Magazine - 28 Sep 2018
Inspired by Halloween, Confabulation Toronto presents its October show on the theme CRINGEWORTHY, personal tales of ews, yucks and everything in between. Featuring all-true stories from Keith Brown, Laura Kucenty, Sarah Niedoba, Zebulon Pike and ...

Fox News airs conspiracy theories to debase Kavanaugh's accusers

Washington Post - 26 Sep 2018
Are they using confabulation?” Although some Senate Republicans have lauded Kavanaugh while doubting his accusers, none has gone so far to paint the accusers as part of a broader left-wing conspiracy to derail Kavanaugh's nomination. Kavanaugh ...

Jeanine Pirro: Kavanaugh Accuser May Have Undergone 'Hypnosis'

Daily Beast - 25 Sep 2018
Are they using confabulation?” Kavanaugh has been accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford when they were in high school. In a New Yorker story published Sunday, another woman accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during a party at ...

Kavanaugh case is a bitter harvest of America's ongoing culture war

Fresno Bee (blog) - 30 Sep 2018
What can we learn from the Kavanaugh case? One lesson is about sex, gender, and politics. Another is about the fragility of memory. A third lesson has to do with living a virtuous life. A glimmer of good news in this sordid case is that we no longer ...

Devin Nunes: You're watching the collapse of the US Senate

Fox News - 30 Sep 2018
If a rape victim undergoes hypnosis, sometime prior to testimony, for the purpose of refreshing her memory of the incident, the court and jury is entitled to know. Because of the risk of confabulation of recent events like television, newspapers that ...

Pirro: Kavanaugh Accuser May Have Been Hypnotized!

Patheos (blog) - 24 Sep 2018
Jeanine Pirro, a trump lickspittle so unhinged and irrational that she makes Sean Hannity sound like the voice of reason. was interviewed by Hannity and served up this bizarre dish of baked red herring, claiming that Christine Blasey Ford may have been ...

PHOTOS: DC Fashion Week gets couture farewell at French Embassy

WTOP - 24 Sep 2018
WASHINGTON — The District's twice-a-year fashion confabulation ended Sunday with a glamorous runway send-off at the French embassy. The final show of DC Fashion Week was a runway event showcasing international couture collections at the French ...

Confabulation: why telling ourselves stories makes us feel ok

Big Think - 15 Feb 2018
It seems obvious that confabulation is something we should avoid if we can. It is the result of ignorance and it further spreads misleading information about ourselves (eg, that we choose stockings based on their colour) and about the world (eg, that ...

Wednesday Word: Do you engage in confabulation?

Southlands Sun - 13 Dec 2017
Confabulate means to simply converse informally. To chat BUT in psychology confabulation is a disturbance of memory, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious ...

Mind Matters: We've all done it, but why do we lie?

Aiken Standard - 08 Oct 2018
According to Wikipedia, there are honest lies (confabulation), minimization, noble lies, weasel words, bluffs, cover-ups, and defamation, all lies that have different causes, reasons, aims and outcomes. A lie is a statement that is used intentionally ...

Confabulation pushes the power of stories

The Martlet - 08 Apr 2018
Confabulation is a storytelling series where people share honest accounts of true stories they have lived through. The stories can be as simple as what your child told you after reading their bedtime book or as elaborate as how you met your significant ...

Effortless thinking: The fake news that takes us all in

New Scientist - 15 Dec 2017
Confabulation is common in dementia, when people fabricate stories to fill in gaps in memory. In Capgras delusion, where a person insists that a loved one has been abducted and replaced by a doppelgänger, confabulation explains away the sensation of ...

La Vida Local: Wes Carroll Confabulation – Off Empire

BeatRoute Magazine - 11 Jun 2018
Victoria-based jazz fusion group the Wes Carroll Confabulation have distilled three years' worth of hard work into 11 original tracks on Off Empire. The group shows their experimental side on tracks like “Shades of Orange,” where a cool, contemplative ...

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