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The Rock & Roll Shrink Radio Show - Ep 14 – Confabulation

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We will talk tonight about the phenomenon of Confabulation, define what exactly Confabulation is and is not, discuss some well-known instances of Mass Confabulation and related topics, tonight on our show.

In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a disturbance of memory, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.

Many of you may have been at least peripherally aware of a couple of well known instances of Mass Confabulation – 3 of which we will discuss briefly tonight.

  • First is the Mandela Effect.
  • Second is the Berenstain Bears spelling conspiracy.
  • Third is the alleged appearance of the actor Sinbad as a genie in the movie Shazzam.