confabulation


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This brings up a confabulation regarding the certain fair young person; when Noddy he gives it as his opinion that she is a deary creetur.
We had lain thus in bed, chatting and napping at short intervals, and Queequeg now and then affectionately throwing his brown tattooed legs over mine, and then drawing them back; so entirely sociable and free and easy were we; when, at last, by reason of our confabulations, what little nappishness remained in us altogether departed, and we felt like getting up again, though day-break was yet some way down the future.
The vision had roused a host of other associations, and he sat looking with new eyes at the library which, for over thirty years, had been the scene of his solitary musings and of all the family confabulations.
She remembered the simple delight expressed on the round, good-humored face of Anna Pavlovna at their meetings; she remembered their secret confabulations about the invalid, their plots to draw him away from the work which was forbidden him, and to get him out-of-doors; the devotion of the youngest boy, who used to call her "my Kitty," and would not go to bed without her.
Who would have thought it possible that the beloved Magic Kingdom would so soon after Walt Disney's passing turn into a Wicked Empire that hires a convicted child molester to direct a movie, recruits an open lesbian and an avowed homosexual to top executive positions, publishes openly pro-homosexual books directed toward youngsters, injects subliminal pornographic images into its animated movies, produces a children's animated epic with sub rosa homosexual characters, and sponsors an annual homosexual confabulation at Disney World that subjects unsuspecting families to the rowdy and raunchy activities of hordes of deviants?
They include cognitive and memory problems such as confusion, impaired attention and concentration; difficulty in processing new information, confabulation, apathy, depression and irritability.
As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception.
All fathers (and mothers) of daughters (and sons) should treat themselves to this amazing confabulation of fun and freedom that is not just for kids.
Psychological processes in which this happens include confabulation (when alcohol-addled brains invent histories to fill gaps) and false memory syndrome, in which an expert asking leading questions unintentionally prompts a person to create memories that become more detailed and solid over time.
uk Boasting a comedy brain that "leaps from stimulating arguments on to abstract confabulation with lumpy doses of openness, honesty and earnestness", comedian Sara Pascoe will be sharing her romantic history, existential theory and cultural insights during a show which is bound to be a popular draw.
It is noteworthy that various methodological issues including forgetting, reconstruction errors and confabulation, verbal description difficulties, lack of independent verification, demand characteristics, and inaccessibility due to "state-specific" memory, limit the usefulness of the PCI, and phenomenological inquiry in general, when used in the absence of other approaches (Pekala & Cardena, 2000).
3) 4 He particularly enjoyed confabulation and deliberation in the Parisian cafes, which had long been hotbeds of learning and debate.