confabulation


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Synonyms for confabulation

Synonyms for confabulation

(psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered

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Martin Mayer punctures this confabulation with the observation that [d]espite its lovely reputation .
A highlight of the show was Shaman, 1970, Graves's contribution to Documenta 5 in 1972: a group of hanging, life-size assemblages that evoke shamanic costumes and headdresses to form an installation that is part ethnographic display, part ghostly ritual, in which the "authentic" is a fabrication, maybe a confabulation, relying on "inauthentic" materials such as latex, wax, steel, and copper.
Behind all the confabulation, however, rests the central fact that the banks generate themselves and steer the nominal demand that sustains real economic activity, insofar as, subject to prudential and supervisory issues, they literally create the money that enables and put a price to it.
The world's oldest international contemporary art exhibition, the Venice Biennale, is a sprawling, messy, exciting confabulation, but the sheer size of it--and the number of artists from all corners of the globe who participate--make it a bellwether for trends.
Both organisations under the MoU will jointly commence various ventures of human resource development through seminars, conferences and other avenues of confabulation.
160) Even more strikingly, patients who engage in such confabulation do not seem to be aware that their fabricated reasons were not the real reason for their actions.
Leaving aside literary considerations, conjecture and confabulation, NEW ZEALAND is--for logologists, at least--a self-solving conundrum: What English-language poem has its title at the bottom, consists of only two words made up of 7 different letters (2 vowels and 5 consonants), ad the first and last (16th) lines of which end in a "Z"?
What, further, would it mean to bring into play a term like "honestly," when my earlier use of the term "theater," even as a specialist usage (belonging, with the word "operation," in the worlds of military or surgical interventions) may suggest an unavoidably histrionic aspect, in which the inward partners may play their parts and act out their roles experimentally or as dialectical exploration, in shared witty confabulation and maneuver, with some transparent pretense and maybe hostages taken.
He described Pound's condition as characterized by "disorder in the thinking process, vagueness, distractibility and confabulation, and .
Kiechel, The Social Psychology of False Confessions: Compliance, Internalization, and Confabulation, 7 Psychol.
In a 2012 episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain traveled to a remote region of Japan to witness Cook It Raw, an annual confabulation of chefs from around the world.
I also enjoyed the application of cognitive dissonance in the chapter by Ditto and Liu to the phenomenon of moral confabulation (convincing ourselves that we can hang onto our moral imperatives while believing our conclusion is justified by a cost-benefit analysis).
Because the interviews are recorded, the exact words used by the interviewer and by the child can be closely scrutinized for evidence of suggestion, confabulation, or misinterpretation.