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Books Related to Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory

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Neurotheology and the Origin of Religion

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, "The Oracles and Their Cessesation" by David Stove in Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness.

Neuropsychological Bases of God Beliefs

Neuropsychological Bases of God Beliefs
Michael A. Persinger, Praeger Pub., 1987.
"The author skillfully blends modern neurophysiology with critical behavioral psychology to offer an objective explanation for why people believe in God. This provocative and scholarly work will interest psychologists, neuroscientists, clergy, and anyone studying mystical experience."

Phantoms in the Brain

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1998.
Although not directly related to Jaynes's bicameral mind, Chapter 9, "God and the Limbic System," explores the relationship between neurology and religious beliefs.

The Vanquished Gods

The Vanquished Gods: Science, Religion, and the Nature of Belief
Richard H. Schlagel, Prometheus Books, 2001.
Contains a discussion of Jaynes's theory, although the author makes the egregious mistake of mispelling his name.