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Academic and Scholarly Interest in Jaynes's Theory

There are many scholars interested in Jaynes's theory, but few if any are able to focus on it full time. Professors and scholars who have written favorably on Jaynes's theory include:

  • Mel Alexenberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art and Education, Columbia University
    Future of Art in a Digital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness
  • Andre Aleman, Ph.D., BCN Neuroimaging Centre, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hallucinations: The Science of Idiosyncratic Perception; The Hallucinating Brain: A Review of Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Hallucinations
  • Paul Allen, M.D., Kings College London, Dept. of Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    The Hallucinating Brain: A Review of Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Hallucinations
  • Roy F. Baumeister, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Florida State University
    The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life; Consciousness, Free Choice, and Automaticity
  • Ciarán Benson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Morris Berman, Ph.D., Sociology Department, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
    Wandering God; The Reenchantment of the World
  • Jonathan Bernier, Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    The Consciousness of John's Gospel: A Prolegomenon to a Jaynesian-Jamesonian Approach
  • Lisa Blackman, Ph.D., Reader in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
    Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation; Voices and the Concept of the 'Double-Brain'
  • Susan Blackmore, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth
    Consciousness: An Introduction
  • Jan Dirk Blom, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Psychiatrist, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    A Dictionary of Hallucinations
  • Kenneth Blum, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine and McKnight Brain Institute
    Understanding the High Mind: Humans Are Still Evolving Genetically
  • Roberto Bottini, Department of Human Sciences, University of Bergamo, Italy
    L'Invenzione di Coscienza (The Invention of Consciousness)
  • Mark Bracher, Ph.D., Department of English, Kent State University
    Social Symptoms of Identity Needs: Why We Have Failed to Solve Our Social Problems and What to do About It
  • T. Buchan, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Zimbabwe
    Stranger in A Strange Land (The Bicameral Mind in Africa)
  • Enrique Canchola, Ph.D., The Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico
    La teoria de la Mente Bicameral, el Lenguaje y la Evolucion de la Conciencia Humana (The Theory of the Bicameral Mind, Language, Evolution ... Human Consciousness)
  • Michael Carr, Ph.D, Chinese and Japanese culture and linguistics, Otaru University of Commerce, Japan (retired)
    The Shi "Corpse/Personator" Ceremony In Early China
  • Charles Carter, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
  • Edoardo Casiglia, M.D., Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy Hypnosis in the Theory of the Bicameral Mind, The Jaynesian
  • Andrea E. Cavanna, M.D., Institute of Neurology, UK; Dept. of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Italy
    "Julian Jaynes," in Consciousness: Theories in Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind; The "Bicameral Mind" 30 Years On: A Critical Reappraisal of Julian Jaynes' Hypothesis
  • Kyle Cave, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Psychology 391D: Scientific Studies of Consciousness (course)
  • Guillermo A. Cecchi, Ph.D., Computational Biology Center, T.J. Watson IBM Research Center, NY
    The Emergence of the Modern Concept of Introspection: A Quantitative Linguistic Analysis
  • M. M. Cirkovic, Ph.D., Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    Fermi's Paradox – The Last Challenge For Copernicanism?
  • Gregory Cochran, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Utah
    What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable
  • Jack Copeland, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Artificial Intelligence: A Philosophical Introduction
  • Dirk Corstens, M.D., Psychiatrist and Cognitive Therapist, Social Psychiatric Service Riagg Maastricht, The Netherlands Auditory Hallucinations: Psychotic Symptom or Dissociative Experience?
  • Timothy J. Crow, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Price of Wales Center, University Dept. of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford
    Right Hemisphere Language Functions and Schizophrenia: The Forgotten Hemisphere
  • Branislava Curcic-Blake, Ph.D., University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
    When Broca Goes Uninformed: Reduced Information Flow to Broca's Area in Schizophrenia Patients With Auditory Hallucinations
  • Antonio R. Damasio, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neurology, University of Southern California
    Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain
  • Marcel Danesi, Ph.D., Professor of Semiotics and Linguistic Anthropology, University of Toronto, Canada
    Vico, Metaphor and the Origin of Language; Giambattista Vico and Anglo-American Science: Philosophy and Writing
  • Richard Dawkins, Ph.D., Professor of Zoology, Oxford University
    The God Delusion
  • Daniel Dennett, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
    Consciousness Explained; Kinds of Minds
  • Carlos G. Diuk-Wasser, Ph.D., Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
    A Quantitative Philology of Introspection; The Emergence of the Modern Concept of Introspection: A Quantitative Linguistic Analysis
  • Hector Jose Duenes-Tentori, Ph.D., The Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico
    La teoria de la Mente Bicameral, el Lenguaje y la Evolucion de la Conciencia Humana (The Theory of the Bicameral Mind, Language, Evolution ... Human Consciousness)
  • David Eagleman, Ph.D, Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
    Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
  • Gabriel Egan, Ph.D, Reader in Shakespeare Studies, Dept. of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK
    Shakespeare and the 'Multiple-Drafts' Model of Consciousness
  • Charles Fernyhough, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Durham University
    Imaginary Companions and Young Children's Reponses to Ambiguous Auditory Stimuli; "Voices in Your Head" episode of Radiolab
  • Michael Finch, Ph.D., Math and Theoretical Physics, UK
    Jaynes's Notion of Consciousness as Self-Referential
  • Harwood Fisher, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, City College of the City University of New York
    The Subjective Self: A Portrait Inside Logical Space; Self, Logic, and Figurative Thinking
  • Takashi X. Fujisawa, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Ctr. for Human Media, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
    Chinese Pictograms and the Bicameral Mind, The Jaynesian
  • Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine
    The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind
  • Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, George Washington University Medical School
  • Scott Greer, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island
    A Knowing Noos and A Slippery Psyche: Jaynes's Recipe for an Unnatural Theory of Consciousness
  • John Hainly, M.A., Department of Philosophy, Southern University
    Mythological Consciousness: Jaynes's Bicameral Mind & Vico's Imaginative Universals, The Jaynesian
  • John Hamilton, Ph.D, was Director of Psychology, Gracewood Hospital (retired)
    Auditory Hallucinations in Non-Verbal Quadriplegics
  • Charles Hampden-Turner, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Research Associate, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
    Maps of the Mind: Charts and Concepts of the Mind and its Labyrinths
  • Klaus J. Hansen, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Queen's University, Ontario
    Mormonism and the American Experience
  • Thomas Hare, Associate Professor, Dept. of Asian Language & Comparative Literature, Stanford University
    ReMembering Osiris: Number, Gender, and the Word in Ancient Egyptian Representational Systems
  • Robert E. Haskell, Professor of Psychology, University of New England
    Vico and Jaynes: Neurocultural and Cognitive Operations in the Origin of Consciousness
  • Morton Hunt, science writer and author of twenty-one books.
    The Story of Psychology
  • Robert Hurley, Ph.D., Professor of Practical Theology, Université Laval, Canada
    Liberation Through Story: Children's Literature and the Spirit of the Child
  • Masanori Ishimori, Ph.D., Associate Prof., Faculty of Human Relations, Kyoto Koka Women's University, Japan
    Chinese Pictograms and the Bicameral Mind, The Jaynesian
  • David Martel Johnson, Ph.D., Full Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, York University
    How History Made the Mind: The Cultural Origins of Objective Thinking
  • Doyle Paul Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Texas Tech University
    The Brain-Mind Relation, Religious Evolution, and Forms of Consciousness: An Exploratory Statement
  • Julie Kane, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Language and Communication Dept., Northwestern State University
    Poetry as Right-Hemisphere Language
  • Howard P. Kainz, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University
    The Philosophy of Human Nature; The Philosophy of Man: A New Introduction to Some Perennial Issues
  • Anthony B. Kelly, Ph.D., Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology, Flinders University, Australia
    The Process of the Cosmos: Philosophical and Theology and Cosmology
  • John Kihlstrom, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology, U.C. Berkeley
  • Maria Korogodsky, Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
    Exploring the Universality of Personality Judgments: Evidence From the Great Transformation (1000 BCE–200 BCE)
  • Robert K. Kretz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
    The Evolution of Self-Awareness: Advances in Neurological Understandings Since Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind
  • Frank Larøi, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychopathology Unit, Dept. of Cognitive Sciences, University of Liege, Belgium
    The Hallucinating Brain: A Review of Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Hallucinations
  • Michael Lewis, M.D., Prof. of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Univ. of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
    Shame: The Exposed Self
  • David Lewis-Williams, Ph.D., Prof. Emeritus of Cognitive Archaeology, Univ. of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art; Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods
  • John Limber, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
    Language and Consciousness: Jaynes's "Preposterous Idea" Reconsidered
  • David E. J. Linden, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
    The Brain's Voices: Comparing Nonclinical Auditory Hallucinations and Imagery
  • Stephanie C. Lin, Modern Languages, Phillips Exeter Academy
    Exploring the Universality of Personality Judgments: Evidence From the Great Transformation (1000 BCE–200 BCE)
  • Tanya Luhrmann, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
    When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God; Hallucinations and Sensory Overrides
  • Irving Massey, Ph.D., Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo
    The Neural Imagination: Aesthetic and Neuroscientific Approaches to the Arts
  • John D. Mayer, Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
    Exploring the Universality of Personality Judgments: Evidence From the Great Transformation (1000 BCE–200 BCE)
  • Iain McGilchrist, M.D., Psychiatrist and Author, London, UK
    The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
  • Ferren McIntyre, Ph.D., Earth & Ocean Science, National University of Ireland, Galway
    Talking Moai
  • Brian J. McVeigh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona
    The Self as Interiorized Social Relations: Applying a Jaynesian Approach to Problems of Agency and Volition
  • Rachel L.C. Mitchell, Ph.D., School of Psychology, University of Reading; Neuroscience and Emotion Section, Institute of Psychiatry, London
    Right Hemisphere Language Functions and Schizophrenia: The Forgotten Hemisphere?
  • Andrew Moskowitz, M.D., Department of Mental Health, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Science, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Auditory Hallucinations: Psychotic Symptom or Dissociative Experience?
  • Stanley A. Mulaik, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the School of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology
    The Metaphoric Origins of Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Consciousness in the Direct Perception of Reality
  • Kary Banks Mullis, Ph.D., Nobel Prize winning chemist, consultant on nucleic acid chemistry for more than a dozen corporations
    Dr. Mullis lists Jaynes on the Recommended Reading page of his website.
  • Joseph Naimo, Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
    The Primacy of Consciousness: A Triple Aspect Ontology
  • Henry A. Nasrallah, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Schizophrenia Research Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    The Unintegrated Right Cerebral Hemispheric Consciousness as Alien Intruder: A Possible Mechanism for Schneiderian Delusions in Schizophrenia
  • Christopher Lee Niebauer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Slippery Rock University
    Handedness and the Fringe of Consciousness: Strong Handers Ruminate while Mixed Handers Self-Reflect
  • Keith Oatley, Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology, University of Toronto
    The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness; Best Laid Schemes: The Psychology of Emotions; Understanding Emotions
  • Robert Olin, M.D., Ph.D., Karolinska Institute, Professor Emeritus of Preventative Medicine, Sweden
    Auditory Hallucinations and the Bicameral Mind
  • David Pearson, DClinPsych, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Auditory Hallucinations in Adolescent and Adult Students
  • Michael Persinger, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Laurentian University, Ontario
    Foreword to Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness; The Sensed Presence Within Experimental Settings; The Feeling of a Presence and Verbal Meaningfulness in Context of Temporal Lobe Function
  • Carole Brooks Platt, Ph.D., author and independent scholar
    Presence, Poetry and the Collaborative Right Hemisphere
  • Robert Pos, M.D., was Professor of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Toronto General Hospital, and later Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (retired)
    The Evolution of Self-Talk, The Jaynesian
  • Thomas B. Posey, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Murray State University
    Auditory Hallucinations of Hearing Voices in 375 Normal Subjects
  • Iván Raskovsky, Department of Computer Science, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
    The Emergence of the Modern Concept of Introspection: A Quantitative Linguistic Analysis
  • Angelo N. Recchia-Luciani, M.D., Città di Bari Hospital S.p.a., Bari, Italy
    The Descent of Humanity: The Biological Roots of Human Consciousness, Culture and History; Manipulating Representations
  • Theodore Remington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of English & Foreign Languages, University of Saint Francis
    The Origin of Rhetoric in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, The Jaynesian
  • Sidarta Ribeiro, Ph.D., Neuroscientist & Dir. of the Brain Institute at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
    The Onset of Data-Driven Mental Archaeology
  • David A.J. Richards, Ph.D., Professor of Law, New York University
    Rights and Autonomy
  • William Rowe, U.C. Santa Cruz
    Retrospective: Julian Jaynes and The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
  • Alessandro Salvini, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Padova, Italy
    Il Nostro Inquilino Segreto: La Coscienza. Psicologia e Psicoterapia
  • Jeff Sandoz, Ph.D., Professor, Counseling Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory as a Metaphor for Alcoholism, The Jaynesian
  • John Schedel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Medaille College
    Hitler's Rhetoric: A Jaynesian Approach, The Jaynesian
  • Eric Schwitzgebel, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside
    Perplexities of Consciousness
  • Tullio Scrimali, M.D., Professor of Cognitive Psychotherapy, University of Catania, Italy
    Entropy of Mind and Negative Entropy: A Cognitive and Complex Approach to Schizophrenia and its Treatment
  • Leo Sher, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Research Psychiatrist at the at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Neuroscience
    Neuroimaging, Auditory Hallucinations, and the Bicameral Mind
  • Diana Van Lancker Sidtis, Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York University
    "Two-Track Mind" in Miriam Faust (ed.) The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language
  • Dorothy G. Singer, Ed. D., Senior Research Scientist, Dept. of Psychology and Child Study Center, Yale University
    The House of Make-Believe: Children's Play and the Developing Imagination
  • Jerome Singer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Yale University
    The House of Make-Believe: Children's Play and the Developing Imagination
  • Jan Sleutels, Ph.D, Professor of Philosophy, Leiden University, Netherlands
    Greek Zombies: On the Alleged Absurdity of Substantially Unconscious Greek Minds
  • Diego Fernandez Slezak, Department of Computer Science, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
    The Emergence of the Modern Concept of Introspection: A Quantitative Linguistic Analysis
  • Khalid Sohail, M.D., Psychiatrist and Author, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
    Julian Jaynes' Theory of the Evolution of Human Consciousness
  • I.E.C. (Iris) Sommer, M.D., Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience Psychiatry Department, Utrecht University
    Language Lateralization and Psychosis
  • Bernard Spilka, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology (Emeritus), University of Denver
    The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach
  • David N. Stamos, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, York University, Toronto
    Evolution and the Big Questions
  • Richard Stoneman, Ph.D., Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter
    The Ancient Oracles: Making the Gods Speak
  • David C. Stove, Ph.D. (1927–1994), was Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
    The Oracles and Their Cessation: A Tribute to Julian Jaynes
  • Rick Strassman, M.D., Clinical Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Engogenous Hallucinations and Bicamerality, The Jaynesian
  • Peter Suedfeld, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychology, University of British Columbia
    The "Sensed Presence" in Unusual Environments
  • Gerald M. Swatez, Ph.D., University of Phoenix
    Interrogating The Peninsular Individual: The Dialectical Relationship Constituting Individual Minds and Group Mind
  • Michael R. Trimble, M.D., Professor of Behavioral Neurology, Institute of Neurology, UK
    The Soul in the Brain: The Cerebral Basis of Language, Art, and Belief
  • Endel Tulving, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
    Memory and Consciousness, Canadian Psychology, 26(1)
  • Kraft E. von Maltzahn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biology, Dalhousie University and University of King's College
    Nature as Landscape: Dwelling and Understanding
  • Evan Harris Walker, Ph.D. (1936–2006), Physicist, former President of the Walker Cancer Research Institute
    The Physics of Consciousness: Quantum Minds and the Meaning of Life
  • Mary M. Watkins, Ph.D., Clinical and Developmental Psychologist, Pacifica Graduate Institute
    Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues; Waking Dreams
  • Daniel M. Wegner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
    The Illusion of Conscious Will
  • Judith Weissman, Ph.D. (1946–1998), was Professor of English, Syracuse University
    Of Two Minds: Poets Who Hear Voices
  • Heward Wilkinson, MSc Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, UK
    Schizophrenic Process, the Emergence of Consciousness in Recent History and Phenomenological Causality: The Significance for Psychotherapy of Julian Jaynes
  • Gary Williams, Ph.D. candidate, Louisiana State University
    What Is It Like To Be Nonconscious: A Defense of Julian Jaynes
  • Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., Theoretical Physicist
    Taking the Quantum Leap; The Dreaming Universe
  • William Woodward, Ph.D. Professors of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
    Julian Jaynes: Introducing His Life and Thought (with June Tower)
  • Clive Wynne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Florida
    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar: "Is a Behavioral Account of Consciousness Possible?"
  • Paul Youngquist, Ph.D., Department of English, Penn State
    Madness & Blake's Myth