The Confabulating Mind: How The Brain Creates Reality by Armin Schnider

The Confabulating Mind: How The Brain Creates Reality

byArmin Schnider

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"This comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the remarkable phenomenon of confabulation ... will be useful to clinicians, neuropsychologists, and other scientists interested in the organization of memory and thought."Larry R. Squire, Ph.D., University of California San Diego"Armin Schnider's splendid book is the first definitive account of all aspects of confabulation -behavioural, neuroanatomical and theoretical- which has appeared for more than 50 years. It will be both an invaluable introduction to the disorder for neurologists, neuropsychologists and cognitiveneuroscientists and an essential source book for researchers on the interface between cognition and memory."Tim Shallice, FMedSci, FRS, SISSA Trieste and University College London"Schnider has written an ambitious, highly-readable, stimulating and important book on confabulation and memory. He weaves descriptions of patients with sophisticated analysis of their disorder that covers neuroanatomy, behaviour, cognition, functional imaging, and neurophysiology. The readeremerges with a deep understanding not only of confabulation, but of memory in general. The book addresses the difficult problem at the heart of confabulation: How do we construct and modify our sense of reality? The provocative answers Schnider provides will stimulate discussion and thus make thisbook ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on memory."Morris Moscovitch, Ph.D., University of TorontoConfabulations are memories of events and experiences that have never actually happened. Such false memories have fascinated scientists for hundreds of year, and in recent years been the subject of much debate. This is the first book to provide an in-depth analysis of an extraordinary andcontroversial subject. Written by a leading authority, it re-traces the history of this phenomenon and explores its causes, anatomical basis, and mechanisms. It looks at how confabulations relate to other failures of memory and considers phenomena such as deja-vu, paramnesic misidentification,disorientation, and anosognosia. The book also examines similarities and differences between pathological confabulations and normal false memories, as they occur in healthy people. Providing important insights into memory in general, the book will be of interest to neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and other scientists and clinicians interested in the organization of memory and thought.

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Armin Schnider is professor of neurorehabilitation at the University Hospital of Geneva. He did his medical degree at the University of Basle and specialized in neurology in Bern, Zurich, and Los Angeles. His primary research interests are memory disorders and the neurobiological foundations of confabulations and reality control in th...
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Title:The Confabulating Mind: How The Brain Creates RealityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:March 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The reality of Mrs B2. The history of confabulation3. Types of confabulation4. Aetiologies and anatomy of confabulation5. Disorders associated or related with confabulation6. Normal false memories7. Mechanisms of confabulation8. From behaviourally spontaneous confabulation to memory's reality9. Reward system and reality check - a hypothesis

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"This comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the remarkable phenomenon of confabulation ... will be useful to clinicians, neuropsychologists, and other scientists interested in the organization of memory and thought."--Larry R. Squire, Ph.D., University of California San Diego "Armin Schnider's splendid book is the first definitive account of all aspects of confabulation -behavioural, neuroanatomical and theoretical- which has appeared for more than 50 years. It will be both an invaluable introduction to the disorder for neurologists, neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists and an essential source book for researchers on the interface between cognition and memory."--Tim Shallice, FMedSci, FRS, SISSA Trieste & University College London "Schnider has written an ambitious, highly-readable, stimulating and important book on confabulation and memory. He weaves descriptions of patients with sophisticated analysis of their disorder that covers neuroanatomy, behaviour, cognition, functional imaging, and neurophysiology. The reader emerges with a deep understanding not only of confabulation, but of memory in general. The book addresses the difficult problem at the heart of confabulation: How do we construct and modify our sense of reality? The provocative answers Schnider provides will stimulate discussion and thus make this book ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on memory."--Morris Moscovitch, Ph.D., University of Toronto