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Julian Jaynes Society July 2022 Newsletter


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Julian Jaynes Society July 2022 Newsletter
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Julian Jaynes Society

July 2022

Dear Members and Friends of the Julian Jaynes Society,

We have a number of exciting things to tell you about:

• We are now taking new orders for our latest book, Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered! New orders will ship in approximately two weeks, after all of the pre-orders have been processed;

• We are pleased to announce that Dr. Clive Svendsen has joined the Julian Jaynes Society Science Advisory Board;

• Test your knowledge of Jaynes’s theory by taking our three new quizzes;

• Read Brian J. McVeigh’s latest blog post, “Consciousness Is the Word Preventing People from Understanding Jaynesian Psychology”;

• Watch new lecture previews on the JJS YouTube channel;

• We’ve recently added new lectures, articles, and a documentary to the JJS Member Area.

Read more below!


Marcel Kuijsten,
Executive Director

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Now Available:
Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind

Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind

Clarifying and offering the latest evidence for Jaynes’s theory, the book includes interviews with Professor of Medicine Edoardo Casiglia, Professor of Psychology John Kihlstrom, Professor of Anthropology Tanya Luhrmann, Professor of Philosophy Jan Sleutels, Professor of Psychiatry Iris Sommer, Professor of Applied Psychophysiology Laurence Sugarman, and many others.

“Julian Jaynes was my teacher in the early 1960s. … Much psychological science since then points to the possibility that he was right. Right about consciousness, right about ancient history, right about evolution, right about language, even right about Homer. This volume begins to close the gap, bringing Jaynes’s brilliance to the attention and appreciation of the contemporary public.” — Martin Seligman, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Hope Circuit

Help support our mission by ordering directly from the Julian Jaynes Society!

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Dr. Clive Svendsen Joins the
Julian Jaynes Society Science Advisory Board

Dr Clive Svendsen

The Julian Jaynes Society is honored to welcome Dr. Clive Svendsen to the Science Advisory Board!

Dr. Clive Svendsen is a neuroscientist and stem cell biologist. He did his predoctoral training at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England, where he subsequently became a Welcome Fellow and established a laboratory focusing on stem cell research. He then moved to the University of Wisconsin in 2000 as Professor of Neurology and Anatomy and founded their Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. In 2010, he moved to Los Angeles and founded the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute (RMI), which currently has 23 faculty members and over 120 staff. Dr. Svendsen has a long-standing interest in Julian Jaynes and began his career looking at post-mortem schizophrenic brain tissue and determining how the left and right hemispheres may drive aspects of the disease. Currently he is transplanting stem cells into the brain and spinal cord of patients with ALS in order to establish how neural transplants may be able to modify neuronal functioning and survival.

About the Society

New Quizzes!

Test your knowledge of Julian Jaynes’s theory by taking our new Basic Knowledge, Intermediate Concepts, and Advanced Concepts quizzes. We welcome your feedback!

JJS Quizzes

New From the JJS Blog

For many (mis)interpreters of Jaynes, the word consciousness acts as blank canvas upon which they draw and impose their own definitions of what they assume Jaynes meant by this term. The result is serious misunderstanding and a distortion of his arguments. … Read more

JJS Blog

New Lecture Previews

More Interviews & Lectures

New for members! Log in or sign up to check out the latest Member Area updates:

Watch Eric Alexander La Freniere’s lecture, “A Bicameral Semiotic: The Linguistic Sign as Image-Word Dyad”

• Watch a documentary on the search for uncontacted preliterate societies.

• Watch Part 8 of our most recent Member Q&A session.

• Read new articles related to Julian Jaynes’s theory.

Not a member or did your membership lapse? Gain access to original content on Julian Jaynes’s theory while helping to support our mission by joining the Julian Jaynes Society. All memberships are tax-deductible contributions. We appreciate your support!

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Marcel Kuijsten

Marcel Kuijsten is the Founder and Executive Director of the Julian Jaynes Society.

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