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Books Related to Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory

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Neuroscience, Brain Hemisphere Differences & Dual Brain Theory

Books in this section are related to Book I, Chapter 4, "The Bicameral Mind" in The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. See also, "Consciousness, Hallucinations, and the Bicameral Mind: Three Decades of New Research" by Marcel Kuijsten in Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness.

Featured Books:

The Dual Brain

The Dual Brain: Hemispheric Specialization in Humans
D.F. Benson and Eran Zaidel, The Guilford Press, 1985.
Contributors to this volume have investigated and demonstrated a number of processes that function asymmetrically within the two hemispheres of the brain. The wide-ranging implications, as well as the apparent limitations, of dual brain theory are covered in detail.

Commissurotomy, Consciousness, and Unity of Mind

Commissurotomy, Consciousness, and Unity of Mind
Charles E. Marks, The MIT Press, 1981.




Laterality: Functional Asymmetry in the Intact Brain
M.P. Bryden, New York: Academic Press, 1982.

The Double Brain
Stuart J. Dimond, Edinburgh and London: Churchill Livingstone, 1972.
The two-brain system is investigated in the light of much work which combines the approach of experimental psychology with that of clinical neurology and other neurosciences.

Functions of the Corpus Callosum
E.G. Ettlinger, Boston: Little Brown, 1965.
Cited by Jaynes on p. 105.

The Asymmetrical Brain
K. Hugdahl and R.J. Davidson, The MIT Press, 2004.

Speech and Brain-Mechanisms
Wilder Penfield and Lamar Roberts, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1959.
Cited by Jaynes on p. 101.