Confabulation, confidence, and introspection

Brian Fiala, Shaun Nichols

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Abstract

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
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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