Both of my words this week, come from a book I have just finished and enjoyed immensely:
‘South Of Hell‘ by P.J. Parrish
‘The second book was by a Canadian psychiatrist named, Ian Stevenson, ‘Unlearned Language: New Studies In Xenoglossy‘.’
Xenoglossy: A paranormal phenomenon in which a person is able to speak a language that he or she could not have acquired by natural means.
‘ “So, you’re saying Amy is mixing real memories of the farm with things from her imagination?” Louis asked.
Dr. Sher nodded. “It’s called confabulation. …” ‘
1. To talk casually: chat
2. Psychology: To fill in gaps in one’s memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts. It consists of the creation of false memories, perceptions, or beliefs about the self or the environment – usually as a result of neurological or psychological dysfunction.
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