By: Adam Luqman
Why did I choose this Topic?
Confabulation in the Brain
What is Confabulation?
What happens in the brain?
Confabulation occurs in patients who have sustained damage to the basal fore brain and the frontal lobes after an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery. Confabulation should not be confused with false memory syndrome where normal individuals suddenly "remember" supposedly-repressed incidents of childhood abuse or other trauma. Confabulation is a clinical syndrome resulting from injury to the brain. Basal fore brain damage may lead to memory impairments, while frontal damage may lead to problems in self-awareness. The patient may have a memory deficit but be unaware of his deficit.
Research and the Psychologists
- Confabulation is known as Honest Lying
- Their is no intent on deceiving you, they actually think its true
- It is often associated with Alzheimer's