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Wondrous Words Wednesday … 18th May 2011

Both of my words this week, come from a book I have just finished and enjoyed immensely:

‘South Of Hell‘ by P.J. Parrish

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Page 258:

‘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.

Page 181:

‘ “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.” ‘

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.

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  It is hosted by Kathy, over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog.

If you want to play along, write a post, click the link here and add your link to Mr. Linky! Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us in Blogland, all love to receive comments as well!!

 

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