Brain Fiction: Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation: Self-Deception and the Riddle of the Confabulation (Philosophical Psychopathology: Disorders in Mind)
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Brain Fiction: Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation: Self-Deception and the Riddle of the Confabulation (Philosophical Psychopathology: Disorders in Mind)

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0262582716|9780262582711. Brain Fiction: Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation (Philosophical Psychopathology) published in the year 2006 was published by MIT Press. View 3717 more books by MIT Press. The author of this book is William Hirstein . page displaying collection of William Hirstein books here. This is the Paperback version of the title "Brain Fiction: S...more
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Published August 25th 2006 by MIT Press (first published November 5th 2004)
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Adrian Colesberry
Another of those books that offers a window into the healthy brain by studying the unhealthy brain. Here are a few of my notes:

p 72
The job of the frontal lobe in general is inhibition or filtering--filtering out of defective representations.
Emotion plays a guiding function without which cognition is not only ineffective but rendered useless. Emotion plays its role at the inputs and outputs of the cognitive system. When certain emotions are in place, we perceive certain things correctly. At the o...more
Erin
May 11, 2008 Erin rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Neuroscientists, Philosophers
Fascinatingly, patients with certain neurological disorders sometimes unknowingly "confabulate" information. For example, a patient with memory damage might assert (and fully believe) that they had driven to the beach that morning, when in reality, they have been confined to a hospital room for the last six weeks. The causes of confabulation remain largely unknown, and here, philosopher/neuroscientist Hirstein
tackles the issue admirably.

This is the best book I know of on the topic of confabulati...more
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