One Cause for All Confabulations?

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Science  27 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5726, pp. 1262
DOI: 10.1126/science.1112149

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Brain Fiction Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation. By William Hirstein. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005. 301 pp. $35, £22.95. ISBN 0-262-08338-8. Philosophical Psychopathology: Disorders in Mind.

Exploring what causes some people to construct false answers that they genuinely believe to be true, the author argues that these considerations of these causes tell us something important about the structure of human intellect.