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Your Words May Predict Your Future Mental Health
A recent TED talk related to Julian Jaynes's theory.
May 28, 2016

Is The Brain Hard-Wired To Believe In God?
February 16, 2016

Neuroscience and Free Will Are Rethinking Their Divorce
February 3, 2016

Picasso's Bicameral Mind
February 3, 2016

Remembering David Bowie Through His Top 100 Must-Read Books (includes Jaynes's Origin)
January 11, 2016

Lee Bul Searches for Utopias (Jaynes-inspired art)
November 4, 2015

Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer Discusses Julian Jaynes (scroll to 16:10)
September 29, 2015

I Hear Voices in My Head, But I'm Fine
September 9, 2015

Julian Jaynes' Theory Served as Inspiration for Sebastian Faulks' Novel "Human Traces"
August 27, 2015

Now Available: An Unabridged Audio Version of The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
July 15, 2015

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time
June 26, 2015

Ian Cheng. Emissary in the Squat of Gods (Jaynes-inspired art)
April 23, 2015

Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking: How Julian Jaynes' Famous 1970s Theory is Faring in the Neuroscience Age
March 28, 2015

Voices of the Dead: The Strange Origins of Eye Idols
February 23, 2015

The Neuroscience of Lucid Dreams
January 31, 2015

The Enemy Within: People Who Hear Voices in Their Heads Are Being Encouraged To Talk Back
January 25, 2015

Why Can't the World's Greatest Minds Solve the Mystery of Consciousness?
January 21, 2015

Poet Laureate Billy Collins recommends Julian Jaynes's The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind as one of his favorite books: Billy Collins' 6 Favorite Books
December 14, 2014

Stanford Professor T.M. Luhrmann cites Julian Jaynes's book as having been the most influential to her in this Chronicle of Higher Education article: What Book Changed Your Mind?
November 7, 2014

Jaynes's Book Incorporated by South Korean Artist: Lee Bul's Labyrinth of Infinity Mirrors: Via Negativa II
July 20, 2014

Julian Jaynes Society coffee mugs, t-shirts, hats, and mouse pads are now available!:
June 9, 2014

Now available: The 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies Audio CD
May 5, 2014

Julian Jaynes - Consciousness and the Voices of the Mind
April 25, 2014

The Play That Wants to Change the Way We Treat Mental Illness
March 24, 2014

Peru Approves Gas Project, Spells Disaster for Uncontacted Tribes
January 27, 2014

De Novo Gene Mutations Linked to Schizophrenia
January 27, 2014

Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness is now available for Kindle.
December 4, 2013

Photos from the 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies
June 16, 2013

Study Finds Ancient Europeans Mysteriously Vanished 4500 Years Ago
April 24, 2013

Early Registration Ends for the 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies
March 17, 2013

Full Program Announced for the 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies
January 12, 2013

Artificial Brain 'Spaun' Passes IQ Tests
Flora Malein, TG Daily, December 3, 2012

Hearing Voices in your Head? You Are Not Alone
Tom Wright, 774 ABC Melbourne, May 18, 2012

San Diego Man Tried to Sacrifice Son after Hearing Voices
ABC News, April 29, 2012

Talking to Yourself May Help Your Brain
Mikaela Conley, ABC News, April 24, 2012

Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Documented for First Time in Colombia
Rhett A. Butler,, April 19, 2012

Voices in Head Drove Troubled Man to Death
Canterbury Times, April 19, 2012

More than 20% of Irish Children "Hear Voices"
BBC News Northern Ireland, April 12, 2012

Visions For All: People Who Report Vivid Religious Experiences May Hold Clues to Nonpsychotic Hallucinations
Bruce Bower, Science News, April 7th, 2012.

Uncontacted Tribes Threatened by Peru Gas Project
Andrew O'Reilly, Fox News, April 5, 2012

Marcel Kuijsten interviewed on Julian Jaynes's theory for the "Evolution: This View of Life" website.
February 4, 2012

Connectivity between Auditory and Language Networks Reduced in Schizophrenia
January 11, 2012

Learning to Cope With a Mind's Taunting Voices
Benedict Carey, New York Times, August 6, 2011

New Schizophrenia Genes Identified
September 19, 2011

Existence of 200 'Uncontacted' Tribal People in Brazilian Rainforest Confirmed
IBTimes, June 24, 2011

The Birth of Religion
Charles C. Mann, National Geographic, June 2011

Brain Mechanisms Of Self-Consciousness Revealed By Neurorobotics
Medical News Today, April 28, 2011

Can the Brain Explain Your Mind? (book review)
Colin McGinn, The New York Review of Books, March 24, 2011

'Voices' spoke to Muller: Defense Stresses Illness, Drug Use
Gary Murray,, March 10, 2011

Baby Has Half of His Brain Removed to Treat Seizures
Brian Rooney and Alyssa Litoff,, December 30, 2010

Mesopotamia: Birthplace of Civilization
Michael Wood,, November 10, 2010


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