One simplified definition of confabulation is, “An attempt to fill in memory gaps by fabricating information or details.” (Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine.) It’s probably something our minds do regularly.
Painter Robert Genn notes it can be “the confusion of imagination with memory, and/or the confusion of true memories with false memories.”
So what does this have to do with creativity?
Genn thinks, “Perhaps it’s only with the addition of confabulation that art delivers its wizardry and magic.”
Continued in The Creative Mind post Confabulation and Creating.
Article publié pour la première fois le 22/03/2015