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by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Myths and Misconceptions About the Theory
Topic: Intro to Myths and Misconceptions
Replies: 2
Views: 14561

Re: Intro to Myths and Misconceptions

Roughly the same error as the above is made by Barfield in his review: "The psycho-history of mankind, he says, can be understood only as an age-long progress, or transition, from the dominance of the right hemisphere, through a “bicameral mind” period when the two hemispheres were both about equall...
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Myths and Misconceptions About the Theory
Topic: Intro to Myths and Misconceptions
Replies: 2
Views: 14561

Re: Intro to Myths and Misconceptions

Here is an absolute howler: Corballis, The evolution and genetics of cerebral asymmetry (2008): "Jaynes (1976) speculated that cerebral asymmetry emerged in the second millennium BC, in response to assorted catastrophes, such as floods, invasions, etc. Prior to this, people were governed by hallucin...
by ignosympathnoramus
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: The Unmentionable Part [Bicameral Mind & Natural Selection]
Replies: 0
Views: 13213

The Unmentionable Part [Bicameral Mind & Natural Selection]

So the idea that wars, genocide, and various forms of selection winnowed down the genes underlying the bicameral mind seems to be the part of Jaynes' theory that he was most skeptical of and certainly the one that Jaynes enthusiasts are least likely to discuss. The idea was conspicuous by its absenc...
by ignosympathnoramus
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: "Calm Passions" [Plato and Jaynes]
Replies: 0
Views: 12201

"Calm Passions" [Plato and Jaynes]

It just struck me that the shortest way of explaining Jaynes is in terms of Plato: for men alive a millennia before Plato, the "calm passions" were anything but calm. In the interim, man got a hold of himself in a special way. Through certain communication technologies he became able to calm his thu...
by ignosympathnoramus
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Reflections On The 2013 Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 9047

Re: Reflections On The 2013 Conference

I re-read my post and had to clean up some of it. Hope it is more clear and accurate now :)
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Duality and Schopenhauer
Replies: 3
Views: 11650

Re: Mental Duality and Schopenhauer

Just finished Harrington's book — what a treasure-trove! Thanks again for the recommendation. The section on John Hughlings Jackson was especially important. I wonder if he read Schopenhauer? Anyone read his biography?

-Jeff
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Reflections On The 2013 Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 9047

Reflections On The 2013 Conference

I am hoping that people will post their thoughts and reflections on the recent conference here. Here is two cents from my pocket full of lose change:
http://thinkonthesethingstoo.wordpress. ... onference/
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaynes-Inspired Blogs
Replies: 5
Views: 13607

Re: Jaynes-Inspired Blogs

Here are some brief reflections on the recent conference:
http://thinkonthesethingstoo.wordpress. ... onference/

-Jeff Tkachuk
by ignosympathnoramus
Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaynes-Inspired Blogs
Replies: 5
Views: 13607

Re: Jaynes-Inspired Blogs

I've been writing on this blog for longer than I've known about Jaynes, but even the older stuff is Jaynesian in spirit:

http://thinkonthesethingstoo.wordpress.com/

For those who met me at the recent conference, it was a great honor and pleasure to be there and meet you all.

-Jeff Tkachuk
by ignosympathnoramus
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 16466

Re: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors

Herbert and David Spiegel's classic book on hypnosis, "Trance and Treatment," doesn't specifically reference Jaynes, but I contacted D. Spiegel and he assured me that Jaynes was a strong influence in their development of the Hypnotic Induction Profile (1977). However, he was quick to note that the m...
by ignosympathnoramus
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 23201

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

Moderator: Thanks again for the links. I have studied the material and still find no evidence contradicting my speculations. To be honest, I am rather surprised to be meeting with so much resistance in this forum of all places, given that my speculations are entirely in-line with Jaynes.' Let me the...
by ignosympathnoramus
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 23201

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

Another update on this theme of both hemispheres being required for meta-thought/robust conscious awareness: I just read Norman Doidge's "The Brain That Changes Itself," a fantastic book on neuroplasticity. He talks about a patient (Michelle) that was born without her left hemisphere and describes i...
by ignosympathnoramus
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 16466

Re: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors

Would anyone be willing to include whatever references to Jaynes that Roy Baumeister makes? I have read a few of his books but didn't find them. Any reason he is the keynote speaker at the upcoming conference? I'm extremely thrilled that he is doing so, as he is a well-respected psychologist and one...
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Duality and Schopenhauer
Replies: 3
Views: 11650

Re: Mental Duality and Schopenhauer

No, I haven't read that book yet...the reviews seem to indicate that she is only discussing this issue post 1840's. Is that the case? After looking through my notes I realize that there are not so many individual quotes related to Jaynes as I thought...instead, I have tons of quotes that would demon...
by ignosympathnoramus
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Duality and Schopenhauer
Replies: 3
Views: 11650

Mental Duality and Schopenhauer

I just finishing reading Schopenhauer's magnum opus for the second time and was incredibly delighted to find that Schopenhauer was aware of the debates going on in France in the very early 1800's about hemispheric specialization and that his entire work can be considered an exploration of the dualit...