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confabulation

 [kon″fab-u-la´shun]
unconscious filling in of gaps in memory with fabricated facts and experiences, commonly associated with organic pathology. It differs from lying in that the patient has no intention to deceive and believes the fabricated memories to be real.

con·fab·u·la·tion

(kon'fab-yū-lā'shŭn),
The making of bizarre and incorrect responses, and a readiness to give a fluent but tangential answer, with no regard whatever to facts, to any question put; seen in amnesia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.
[L. con-fabulor, pp. -fabulatus, to talk together, fr. fabula, narrative]

confabulation

/con·fab·u·la·tion/ (kon-fab″u-la´shun) unconscious filling in of gaps in memory by telling imaginary experiences.

confabulation

[kənfab′yəlā′shən]
Etymology: L, con + fabulari, to speak
the fabrication of experiences or situations, often recounted in a detailed and plausible way to fill in and cover up cognitive impairment or memory loss, which may be caused by alcoholism, especially in people with Korsakoff's psychosis; head injuries; dementia; or lead poisoning. Also called fabrication.

confabulation

Neurology The falsification of plausible experiences and events in response to questions about situations or events that are not recalled, as a means of 'covering' gaps in memory, a finding typical of Wernicke's encephalopathy. Cf False memory.

con·fab·u·la·tion

(kŏn-fab'yū-lā'shŭn)
The making of bizarre and incorrect responses, and a readiness to give a fluent but tangential answer, with no regard whatever to facts, to any question put; seen in amnesia, presbyophrenia, and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.
[L. con-fabulor, pp. -fabulatus, to talk together, fr. fabula, narrative]

confabulation

The recounting of fictitious and repetitive, but often plausible, detail of past events to cover gaps in the memory. This is common in various forms of dementia and is most characteristic of the alcohol-induced KORSAKOFF'S SYNDROME.

Confabulation

An attempt to fill in memory gaps by fabricating information or details.
Mentioned in: Korsakoff's Syndrome

confabulation (kn·faˈ·by·lāˑ·shn),

n fabrication of information that often occurs during hypnosis, when the unconscious encounters a memory gap and fills it with incorrect information.
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