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Published: 26 October 2017

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198789680

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Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2018

The Confabulating Mind

How the Brain Creates Reality

Second Edition

Armin Schnider

  • Gives an integrated and accessible introduction to confabulation and false memories
  • Includes numerous clinical case examples to benefit students of non-specialists
  • Integrates historical sources in German and French language
  • Access to a rich literature otherwise hidden for many
  • Each chapter concludes with a summary to enable rapid orientation


  • Additional case examples make book even more lively and easier to understand
  • Review of normal false memories extended, now integrates false memories and reality processing by children; book provides broadest review of confabulation and false memory available
  • Integration of most recent literature with new studies on mechanisms of memory-related confabulations, anosognosia and other forms of false statements and memory distortions. Brings the book to the cutting edge
  • Completely revised chapter on the author's research on confabulations emanating from reality confusion and on a vital thought control mechanism crucial for synchronizing thought and behaviour with reality
  • New chapter on the relation between different forms of confabulation and recommendations for research

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