Author: Brian J. McVeigh

Julian Jaynes's Theory

Incipient, Precomplex, Complex, and Latent Bicameral Mentality

Exploring human mentality’s evolution, this essay hypothesizes four types of bicameral mentality, their association with social complexities, and the continuity of lateralized brain structures shaping duplex psychology. Jaynes’ concept of a two-tiered mentality is linked to historical shifts and social control, with vestigial hallucinations and language intricacies playing fundamental roles. As human societies advanced, the essay traces a shift from external divine guidance to the rise of conscious interiority and self-reflexivity paralleling social and technological progress.

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