Close this search box.

Episode 230 | Confabulated Reality

This episode discusses what confabulation is and how our brains can make up its own reality, which can include eliminating factual information and making up untruthful information.


Length: 21 minutes

Click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO






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.


The brain does not like confusion and in the absence of factual information it can make up its own reality, notwithstanding what true reality is. This episode explains how it happens and shares one police officer’s story of how he almost shot an unarmed man.


Contact Us
612-548-4424 (office)
651-331-8518 (cell)

SAMatters Social Media

SAMatters TV

SAMatters Radio
Google Play

Our Sponsors
Midwest Fire

Chief Miller
Instagram: @Chief_Miller

Intro music

Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
GMC – Virgin Records
Licensed by BMI Music

Photo Credit
Town Police Department

Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System


The SAMatters Show is the longest running, fastest growing, safety focused weekly program on the Internet. If you know a company that might be interested in advertising their product or service to our listeners and viewers, ask them to contact us at


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Your email address will not be published.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.