St Anne's College, Oxford


Confabulation Workshop

Date: 23 May 2018

Venue: St Anne's College, Oxford


Conference organisers

Lisa Bortolotti and Sophie Stammers

(University of Birmingham)



Registration is £10 and includes lunch and refreshments on the day.

You can register via the University of Birmingham online shop up to 15th May.



  • William Hirstein (Elmhurst College)
  • Sarah Robins (University of Kansas)
  • Sophie Stammers (University of Birmingham)
  • Derek Strijbos and Leon de Bruin (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Louise Moody and Tom Stoneham (University of York)



Seminar Room 8    

9:30–10:00 Registration         

10:00–10:10 Welcome, Lisa Bortolotti and Sophie Stammers

10:10–11:10 “Mnemonic Cnfabulation,” Sarah Robins (University of Kansas) 

Ruth Deech Building Foyer

11:10–11:30 Tea/coffee

Seminar Room 8    

11:30–12:30 “Confabulation in Capgras Syndrome: A Mindreading Hypothesis,” William Hirstein (Elmhurst College)

Seminar Room 9

12:30–13:30 Lunch

Seminar Room 8

13:30–14:30 “Confabulation as a Failure of Self-regulation: a Clinical Perspective,” Derek Strijbos and Leon De Bruin (Radboud University Nijmegen)

14:30–15:30 “Confabulation, and Other Stories that Narrative Explainers Tell,” Sophie Stammers (University of Birmingham)

Ruth Deech Building Foyer

15:30–15:50 Tea/coffee

Seminar Room 8    

15:50–16:50 “Dreams as Confabulations - A Primer,” Louise Moody and Tom Stoneham (University of York)

16:50-17:00 Close, Lisa Bortolotti and Sophie Stammers


Other information

Previews of talks can be found in this Imperfect Cognitions post.

We are committed to hosting an inclusive event. There is disabled access to the venue and all rooms we are using for the workshop (Seminar Room 8; Seminar Room 9; Ruth Deech Building Foyer). A break-out room is also available for delegates to use during the event. Here is more information about the venue. For any particular questions or requirements regarding accessibility, please contact Sophie.