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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
Journal:
Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
Volume:
15
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
319-345
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1464-0619
ISSN:
1354-6805
URN:
uuid:c765f3a9-10ed-460c-addd-613213385d55
Source identifiers:
191549
Local pid:
pubs:191549

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