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Graff-Radford, N. (2000). A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Confabulation Commentary by Neill Graff-Radford. Neuropsychoanalysis, 2(2):148-150.

(2000). Neuropsychoanalysis, 2(2):148-150

A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Confabulation Commentary by Neill Graff-Radford Related Papers

Neill Graff-Radford, MBBCh, FRCP

Dr. John DeLuca has written a scholary review of the cognitive neuroscience perspective of confabulation, while Dr. Mark Solms has made a compelling case that many of the features characterizing confabulation are found in Freud's model of the unconscious mind.With these articles in mind, and from a pragmatic point of view, it is important to ask the following questions about confabulations: What are they? What are the known causes? Do we know the anatomy of the lesion(s) causing them? Why do they occur? What are the associated features?

What Are They?

Dr. DeLuca has used the Moscovitch and Melo (1997) definition of statements or actions that involve unintentional but obvious distortions.

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