Confabulation, confidence, and introspection

Brian Fiala, Shaun B Nichols

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Carruthers' arguments depend on a tenuous interpretation of cases from the confabulation literature. Specifically, Carruthers maintains that cases of confabulation are "subjectively indistinguishable" from cases of alleged introspection. However, in typical cases of confabulation, the self-attributions are characterized by low confidence, in contrast to cases of alleged introspection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-145
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology

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