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originally posted by: AnkhMorpork
You can even Google it and it appears, right at the top of the front page, at a website called "Above Top Secret" so it must be true.
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. Individuals who confabulate present incorrect memories ranging from "subtle alterations to bizarre fabrications", and are generally very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence.
An internet meme related to confabulation is known as the Mandela Effect. This is a situation where a number of people have memories that are different from available evidence. The term was coined by paranormal enthusiast Fiona Broome, who says she and other people remember Nelson Mandela dying in the 1980s, rather than in 2013. She argues that common memories which appear mistaken could be explained by the existence of parallel universes that are able to interact with each other.
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
NO. It is called the Medulla Effect.
It's an automatic reflex where sufferers feel the need to constantly, repeatedly criticize and insult people with different ideas and beliefs than their own.
I would get that checked.
originally posted by: TerminalVelocity
Making up a term to fit a highly speculative idea that relies completely and only one what a person said, would be like taking the reason a plane broke up in mid flight and deciding that instead of it breaking apart due to structural stress it was instead caused by gremlins.