Elizabeth Loftus, Schizophrenia, California discussed on Brain Inspired

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That kind of does require you to sort of take apart whatever memories you have of particular things or be willing to take them apart in certain ways. Is that what confabulation is also that you're my mom is the worst, by the way. And I'm really worried about myself as I age, or how much I'm confabulated without knowledge of it. Yeah, it's scary. I mean, it's scary how those things work. I think that's the way we sell ourselves on this is by saying, actually, it's just a sign of how creative I am. Yeah. This is just a terrible side effect. But yeah, I think there's, and I also think that there are probably individual differences across those kinds of things. And it would maybe make sense that there would be in terms of how much those things happen. So for confabulation, it's so tricky. So I think it can happen in a couple of different ways. I mean, the kinds of ways that confabulation in the more clinical sense where you have this happening in broader cases of mental disorder, dysfunction. In schizophrenia or something like that, those might be slightly different, there might be ways that you're not doing a good job of thinking about how you generate plausible representations of what you did the other day and weed them out. But for other people, some of it is sort of could be source monitoring kinds of effects. I mean, that's how you get some of the Elizabeth Loftus style studies, right? You ask people lots of questions about ask them to imagine something. And then over time, you think about this event later, and you've thought about it so much that it now feels it has the feeling of a real event and so you sort of misinterpreted as such. And I think sometimes people tell you stories, I have one of these confabulation things of my brother and I, when we were little, we're on a vacation, like boogie boarding in California.

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