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Brain fiction, self-deception and the riddle of confabulation
  1. A Fotopoulou

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    Edited by William Hirstein. Published by Wiley, 2004, £22.95 (hardcover), pp 288. ISBN 0262083388.

    The striking neuropsychological symptom of confabulation represents a prototypical form of false remembering and as such has stimulated great interest among neurologists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists. Brain Fiction by William Hirstein is the first book to place confabulation at the centre of its attention. By doing so, Hirstein is faced with the challenge of presenting and examining the various discussions surrounding the definition, the subtypes, the neural, and cognitive basis …

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