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Q&A on Julian Jaynes’s Theory with Marcel Kuijsten, Brian McVeigh & John Hainly

May 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Q&A on Julian Jaynes's Theory

A two-hour informal online question and answer session and discussion of Julian Jaynes’s theory with Marcel Kuijsten, Brian McVeigh, and John Hainly.

Get answers to your questions about the theory while getting to know other JJS Members and Jaynes enthusiasts! We’ll also be sharing recent items of interest, book recommendations, and more.

The Q&A session covered topics such as:
“Is the concept of emergent evolution relevant to Julian Jaynes’s theory?”
“Is the theory of pan-consciousness or panpsychism compatible with Julian Jaynes’s theory?”
“Therapy, Hypnosis, and Julian Jaynes’s Theory.”
“Are there studies in child development that support or refute Jaynes’s theory?”
“What would it take for Julian Jaynes’s theory to go mainstream or to be more broadly recognized?”
“Where is consciousness going from here, and can we make practical use of Julian Jaynes’s theory?”
 “Are there new developments in neuroscience or anthropology that support Jaynes’s theory?”

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May 1, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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