Anomalies of Autobiographical Memory

Retrograde Amnesia, Confabulation, Delusional Memory, Psychogenic Amnesia, and False Memories
  • Michael D. Kopelman
  • Elizabeth F. Loftus
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 291)


Autobiographical memory, its deficits, and its relationship to other aspects of memory, has become a topic of burgeoning research interest during the past fifteen years (Rubin, 1982; Conway, 1990; Conway, Rubin, Spinnler & Waagenaar, 1992). In this chapter, I propose to review findings where autobiographical memory shows deficits or anomalies — in retrograde amnesia, confabulation, delusional memory, and psychogenic amnesia. I will then try to relate these observations to the debate concerning so-called false memories.


Sexual Abuse Child Sexual Abuse False Memory Memory Loss Autobiographical Memory 
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  • Michael D. Kopelman
    • 1
  • Elizabeth F. Loftus
  1. 1.United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s HospitalLondonUK

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