2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies
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PROGRAM


    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2013
  6 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception and Registration Temple Israel (shuttles depart Marriott and Embassy Suites hotels every 5-10 min. between 5:45-6:15pm and every 30 min. thereafter)
  7:30 pm – 9 pm Opening Remarks: James Cohn & Marcel Kuijsten
Jaynes's Theory - Overview and Q & A with James Cohn, Marcel Kuijsten, and Brian McVeigh

    THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2013
  8 am – 8:40 am Shuttles to the conference depart Marriott and Embassy Suites hotels every 10 min.
  9 am – 9:10 Announcements and Opening Remarks
Consciousness and Free Will
  9:10 – 9:45 Gary Williams Julian Jaynes and the Refrigerator Light Problem
  9:45 – 10:20 Martin Kommor The Role of Self-Reflection (and Reflective Supervision) in the Development of Psychiatric Residents
  10:20 – 10:35 Morning Break
  10:35 – 12 pm Roy Baumeister The Why, What, and How of Human Consciousness (Keynote Speaker)
  12 pm – 1:15 Catered Lunch
Consciousness and Language
  1:15 – 1:50 Bill Rowe The Other Origin of Consciousness: Infancy and its Relationship to Julian Jaynes's Theory
  1:50 – 2:15 Martin L. Lenhardt Expansion of Jaynes' Wahee-Wahoo Hypothesis for Speech/Language Evolution
  2:15 – 2:40 Eric Alexander La Freniere A Bicameral Semiotic: The Linguistic Sign as Image-Word Dyad
  2:40 – 3:05 Malcolm David Lowe How Languages Create Mind Space and The 'Analog I'
  3:05 – 3:25 Afternoon Break
  3:25 – 3:50 Ralf Funke The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of Private Language
  3:50 – 4:15 Gregory Conrow An Encounter of Jaynes and Derrida: Consciousness, Divine Voice and Writing
  5 pm – 7 pm Dinner on your own
  7 pm – 10 pm Third Eye Cabaret Socializing with music and spoken word at the Charleston Cellar (8 Capitol Street; walking distance from the Embassy Suites)

    FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2013
  8 am – 8:30 am Shuttles to the conference depart Marriott and Embassy Suites hotels every 10 min.
Consciousness, Philosophy, and Culture
  8:50 – 9:15 Walter Ratjen Artificial Prophets
  9:15 – 9:50 Jan Sleutels The Contingency of Mind: Situating Jaynes in the Changing Landscape of Contemporary Philosophy of Mind
  9:50 – 10:15 Paul Evans Julian Jaynes, the Noosphere, Altered States and Consciousness Evolution
  10:15 – 10:35 Morning Break
  10:35 – 12 pm Merlin Donald What We Were, What We Are Becoming: The Human Cognitive Journey (Keynote Speaker)
  12 pm – 1:15 Catered Lunch
Religion and the Bicameral Mind
  1:15 – 1:50 James Cohn A Jaynesian Philology: The Bible as a Written Record of the Dawn of Consciousness
  1:50 – 2:25 Marcel Kuijsten The Gods of Mesopotamia and the Presentist Fallacy
  2:25 – 3:00 Clay McNearney Robert Bellah and Julian Jaynes: An Imagined Conversation
  3:00 – 3:20 Afternoon Break
  3:20 – 3:45 Andrew Stehlik Polytheism, Monotheism and Beyond
  3:45 – 4:20 John Hainly A Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Jaynes and the Psychology of Religion
  5 pm – 8 pm Dinner on your own
  8 pm Informal socializing Marriott Charleston Town Center bar area (200 Lee Street East)

    SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2013
  8:15 am – 8:45 am Shuttles to the conference depart Marriott and Embassy Suites hotels every 10 min.
Hallucinations and the Bicameral Mind
  9:15 – 9:50 Carole Brooks Platt The Right Mind of the Poet
  9:50 – 10:15 Elisabeth Bell Carroll A Vestige of the Bicameral Mind in the Modern World
  10:15 – 10:35 Morning Break
  10:35 – 12 pm Dirk Corstens The Origins of Voices: Life History and Voices & Lessons for Recovery (Keynote Speaker)
  12 pm – 1:15 Catered Lunch
Metaphor and Mindspace
  1:15 – 1:50 Brian McVeigh The Emergence of Psychotherapies in Modern Japan: A Jaynesian Interpretation
  1:50 – 2:15 Ted Remington Jaynes, Metaphor, and the Rhetorical Structuring of Consciousness
  2:15 – 2:40 Terryl Atkins Picturing Thinking: Externalization of the Images of Mind in a Darkened Space
  2:40 – 3:00 Afternoon Break
  3:00 – 3:25 John Schedel Julian Jaynes and Owen Barfield on the Origins, Nature, and Trajectory of Consciousness
  3:25 – 3:50 Arash Daklan How to Make a Conscious Chess-Player Machine: Making Artificial Intelligence out of Julian Jaynes' Theory
  6 pm – 7 pm Cocktails/Refreshments (cash bar) Embassy Suites (300 Court Street)
  7 pm Banquet Embassy Suites (300 Court Street)

    SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2013

  9 am – 3 pm

Optional Field Trip to the New River Gorge. The field trip bus will return field trip participants to the airport by 3pm, and then return to the Embassy Suites. Those flying out Sunday afternoon or evening can check out of the hotel and bring their luggage on the field trip bus.