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confabulate

(kən-făb′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. confabu·lated, confabu·lating, confabu·lates
Psychology To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.

con·fab′u·la′tion n.
con·fab′u·la′tor n.
con·fab′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Brown held a witness who has been hypnotized is competent to testify and the circumstances surrounding hypnosis affect only credibility, (86) The court took note of expert testimony that hypnotically enhanced recall is inherently more unreliable due to a hypnotic subject's increased suggestibility, tendency to confabulate with details drawn from fantasy or other experiences, and unduly strong confidence in their memories, (87) However, the court noted that an expert for the state testified that hypnotic subjects exhibit no greater degree of suggestibility and no greater tendency to confabulate or to develop unwarranted confidence in their memories than do witnesses subjected to conventional interrogation techniques.
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Watch my hands confabulate their shadowed rhetoric, gestures of benediction; maledictions by arrangement.
More to the point, however, when the two hemispheres in split-brain patients produce conflicting behavior and the person is then asked to explain why he or she has behaved in this fashion, the left hemisphere will confabulate a reason based on its own limited information.
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The patient often cannot recall what has just been said, but he confabulates readily, and for a while convincingly, whilst his lack of memory and his consequent uncertainty make him ready to accept propositions about his past about which he is suggestible.