Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
ConfabulationViews from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William Hirstein

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199208913

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 December 2018

Disentangling the motivational theories of confabulation

Disentangling the motivational theories of confabulation

Chapter:
(p.263) Chapter 12 Disentangling the motivational theories of confabulation
Source:
Confabulation
Author(s):

Aikaterini Fotopoulou

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.12

This chapter reviews the tension between cognitive and motivational theories of confabulation, and argues that it lies in residual notions of an outdated and rigid distinction between functional and organic explanations. More recent motivational accounts of confabulation are presented to escape this implicit dualism. A number of recent systematic studies on the emotional content of confabulation have shown that given the trade-off between the influence of cognitive control and motivational influences on memory, impairment in one aspect may generate exaggeration in the other; when irrelevant memory representations are not inhibited and memories are not retrieved in appropriate manner, motivational factors may acquire a greater role in determining which memories are selected for retrieval and accepted as true.

Keywords:   confabulations, confabulatory behaviour, motivational influence, memory

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .