Category Archives: Media Reports

Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?

This article by Jules Montague appeared on The Wire April 22, 2017.

Isle of the Dead, by Arnold Bocklin

Podcast on

This audio podcast is from an interview conducted on Dec. 20th 2019. In it I describe the central themes of Responsible Brains. Site registration is required.

Quarai Mission, Salinas National Monument

Consciousness, responsibility, and executive processes

This interview with took place on March 13th, 2015. It looks like site registration is required to view.

Psychopathy: It’s complicated

This is an interview with WHYY public radio in Philadelphia. It aired March 28, 2013.

Sphere, by Raymond Jonson

The psychopaths among us

This podcast interview with Amee Quiriconi was posted on Oct. 27th, 2019.

My Strange Brain (Capgras’ Syndrome)

This documentary covers several neurological syndromes that involve confabulation (basically, confidently saying things that are likely to be false). It features a snippet of me describing the older Capgras’ theory that V. S. Ramachandran and I affirmed in “Capgras Syndrome: A Novel Probe…” Recently I have devised a more specific version of this theory that I call the mindreading theory of misidentification (See “The Misidentification Syndromes as Mindreading Disorders”).


City Lights, Raymond Jonson