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What is confabulation?  This is a new word for me.  I heard it, and looked up its meaning, and just had to write on it.  Let us take a look at the meaning of confabulation in our Webster Dictionary.

Confabulation-1.  engage in conversation;  talk.  2.  fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for loss of memory.

Daily Wisdom Word Definition of Confabulation-filling in conversation with things that are not necessarily true although the person sharing memories with you, does not realize they are not being truthful.

Mental illness and brain injury can cause confabulation.  We see confabulation in someone who is repeating memories that they believe really happened.  This may be a way that an individual copes with tragedy or trauma.  They need a coping mechanism in order to deal with what happened to them and the injury that it caused to their brain.  see:  https://www.brainline.org/author/celeste-campbell/qa/what-confabulation-and-how-does-it-relate-brain-injury to learn more about the individual mental illness that can bring about confabulation.  Brain injuries are one of these things.

Usually confabulation occurs when the frontal lobe of the brain has been damaged in some way.  Confabulation is fascinating to watch from another individual because these people are not intentionally lying so whatever they are telling you is very believable.

“There are two categories of confabulation.  Provoked and spontaneous.  A provoked confabulation is when a patient invents an untrue story in response to a question.  These types of confabulations tend to be quite common among patients with amnesia or dementia.  A spontaneous confabulation is a more rare occurrence and involves the telling of an untrue story with no apparent motivation.”

“Confabulations may also be classified as verbal or behavioral.  Verbal confrontations are more common and only involve talking about false memories.  Behavioral confabulations on the other hand, occur when the patient acts on these faulty beliefs.”
“Confabulated memories almost always occur in one’s autobiographical memory which is the memory system of an individual’s own life experiences which are brought to awareness in episodes or segments.  There are many theories regarding the origin of confabulations but ultimately they are thought to be caused by neurological problems.”
See:  Psych Central for more information
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Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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2 years ago

Hey Samantha!! Love this word, although never heard of it! I have, thru my own brain injury, heard of many forms of fabricating a story to deal with a tragic injury. When asking to recall an accident not remembering what had happened and making up a story that one believes. My doctor explain it to me. I found it quite interesting. Looking forward to write about this tomorrow.

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