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Neurology. 2005 Oct 11;65(7):1117-9.

Reality confusion in spontaneous confabulation.

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  • 1Division of Rehabilitation, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland. armin.schnider@hcuge.ch

Abstract

A woman produced spontaneous confabulations after rupture of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm. She confused currently irrelevant with currently relevant information in implicit memory; confabulations about people concerned only new acquaintances; false reality could be induced by an intensive 5-minute discussion; and in a recognition task, she confused false repetitions in another modality with real item repetitions. The findings support the theory that the defect causing spontaneous confabulation precedes conscious memory processing.

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