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Implausible Future Events in a Confabulating Patient with an Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm

Cole, Scott and Fotopoulou, Aikaterina and Oddy, Michael and Moulin, Christopher (2014) Implausible Future Events in a Confabulating Patient with an Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm. Neurocase, 20 (2). pp. 208-224.

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Abstract

Patient MW, a known confabulator, and healthy age-matched controls produced past and future events. Events were judged on emotional valence and plausibility characteristics. No differences in valence were found between MW and controls, although a positive emotional bias toward the future was observed. Strikingly, MW produced confabulations about future events that were significantly more implausible than those produced by healthy controls whereas MW and healthy controls produced past events comparable in plausibility. A neurocognitive explanation is offered based on differences between remembering and imagining. Possible implications of this single case in relation to confabulation and mental time travel are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Neurocase on 02/01/2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13554794.2012.741259
Status: Published
DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2012.741259
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Psychological & Social Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1139

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