Close this search box.

Episode 141 | Confabulation

confabulationIn this episode, we explore how the brain confabulates – or makes up its own reality. In the absence of facts, the brain can start to invent or create its own reality.  This can be dangerous on emergency scenes.

Length: 22 minutes

click the YouTube icon to listen





If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out the Situational Awareness Matters Online Academy.
CLICK HERE for details, enrollment options and pricing.


Confabulation is a fascinating phenomenon where a person’s brain can make up its own reality and the individual it happens to will not realize that what they believe to be fact is, indeed, a figment of their imagination.

Our sponsor:
Midwest Fire

Intro music
Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
GMC – Virgin Records

Situational Awareness Matters! website

Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System

Online Academy

SAMatters Testimonials

Contact Rich Gasaway


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.