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Delusion and confabulation: mistakes of perceiving, remembering and believing.

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This paper adopts an inclusive approach to the relationship between delusion and confabulation, according to which some symptoms might qualify as both delusional and confabulatory. Our initial focus is on the cardinal signs of delusions: incomprehensibility, incorrigibility, and subjective conviction. Setting aside post hoc (or secondary) confabulations-plausible rationalisations that might be generated by nonpathological belief formation processes-we focus on spontaneous memory-based confabu...

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10.1080/13546800903000229

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Langdon, R More by this author
Volume:
15
Pages:
319-345
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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191531
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pubs:191531

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