The 2008 Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness

University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 7-9, 2008

The Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness is an inter- and transdisciplinary conference coordinated by Professor Scott Greer at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Presentations included:

  • Rabbi James Cohn, “Minds of the Bible: Speculations on the Cultural Evolution of Human Consciousness”
  • Scott Greer, University of Prince Edward Island, “An Introduction to Presence… Jaynes’ ‘Undiscovered Country'”
  • John F. Hainly, Southern University, “The Future of Consciousness: Instincts, Free Will & The Borg”
  • Marcel Kuijsten, Julian Jaynes Society, “Dual Brains and Bicameral Minds: New Evidence for Jaynes’s Neurological Model”
  • Brian J. McVeigh, University of Arizona, “Hallucinations as Adaptive Behavior”
  • Thomas Nilsson, University of Prince Edward Island, “The Octopus and the Dinosaur: Bottlenecks on the Road to Consciousness”
  • Karl Pribram, Georgetown University
  • Eelco Runia, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • John Schedel, “Hitler’s Rhetoric: A Jaynesian Approach”
  • Rev. Andrew Stehlik, “Disseminated Volition in the New Testament Gospels”
  • Donald Weaver, Dalhousie University, “Consciousness and Neuroscience”

The Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness was created as part of the Julian Jaynes Memorial Endowment at the University of Prince Edward Island. This fund was established to create a lasting tribute to the late Princeton professor and author, and long-time PEI resident, and to fulfill his legacy to support and encourage the study of consciousness. The conference is coordinated by Professor Scott Greer at the University of Prince Edward Island Psychology Department.

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