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Definition of "confabulation" [con•fab•u•la•tion]

  • A casual conversation; a chat. (noun)
  • A fabricated memory believed to be true. (noun)

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Use "confabulation" in a sentence
  • "Assuming he got away with murder the first time, which I think 95 percent of Americans do believe, he developed what I call a confabulation between denial and delusion."
  • "The basic idea called confabulation is that what humans (and mammals in general) are computing is not the most likely answer to a set of facts (baysian) but instead what would make the existing facts they have most likely to be true."
  • "Furthermore, brain scientists have noted the pervasive nature of self-deception and of different species of "confabulation", and they have begun to make progress in unmasking the underlying neurological processes (Hirstein 2005)."