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by Landgrant Empiricist
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Parallel (Dual) Consciousness Episode
Replies: 3
Views: 13860

Re: Parallel (Dual) Consciousness Episode

No, I wouldn't say it was traumatic at all. I found it facinating, even at the time. Although part of me was crying over not being able to pick up the spoon, I didn't have any awareness of sad feelings. That tends to be the hallmark of my experience of depression, an absence of emotional feelings. I...
by Landgrant Empiricist
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Parallel (Dual) Consciousness Episode
Replies: 3
Views: 13860

Parallel (Dual) Consciousness Episode

I am a PhD-trained cognitive psychologist, 15 years post dissertation. I have also been diagnosed with type II bipolar disorder and am living quite well with very effective medication. Many years ago I had an experience related to a major depressive episode which may bear on the Jaynesian discussion...
by Landgrant Empiricist
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
Topic: Imaginary Friends
Replies: 6
Views: 20180

Re: Imaginary Friends

I do remember playing with imaginary playmates and when an adult would come into the room and ask with whom I was speaking I would answer "just pretending!" I remember them as just that, pretend. I remember instances of using them to replay a social interaction that had occured with a sibling, with ...