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confabulation


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A memory disorder related to amnesia but involving the generation of fabricated accounts of events, experiences, or facts, either deliberately or without conscious intent, to compensate for memory loss. Some authorities think of it as ‘honest lying’. It is a common sign of Korsakoff's psychosis. [From Latin con- with + fabula a story + -(a)tion indicating a process or condition]

Subjects: Psychology.


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