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Confabulation

  • By: William Hirstein
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

One of the Latin roots of the term confabulation is fabulari, which became our word fable. When the German neurologists Karl Bonhoeffer, Arnold Pick, and Carl Wernicke began using the term in the early 1900s, they applied it to false memory ...