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by logictweek
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Schizophrenia as Timing Flaw
Replies: 1
Views: 8739

Schizophrenia as Timing Flaw

from realclearscience.com: http://tinyurl.com/9n829mg "Back in 2006, Eagleman and his team conducted an experiment in which subjects were simply asked to press a button. Doing so would instantly cause a nearby light bulb to blink. The researchers then added a slight tenth of a second delay between t...
by logictweek
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Robert E. Howard
Replies: 2
Views: 9207

Re: Robert E. Howard

Yes, the original stories are very entertaining reading. The clincher detail for me in the passage above was that Howard felt a presence behind him, similar to the reports of the "third man syndrome."
by logictweek
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Robert E. Howard
Replies: 2
Views: 9207

Robert E. Howard

I've just found an interesting anectote about Robert E. Howard's writing process for the Conan stories, in the very interesting blog post "Teaching Conan: Barbarians, pseudo-Vikings, Wenches, and an Old School “Expanded Universe” by CG Olsen http://tinyurl.com/9ld7lu4 Robert E. Howard's story se...
by logictweek
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Angel Effect/The Third Man
Replies: 2
Views: 10490

The Angel Effect/The Third Man

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/national-geographic-channel/full-episodes/explorer/ngc-the-angel-effect/ Video: The Angel Effect This is a good National Geographic special devoted to the mystery of "the third man", as described by Shackleton. At times of life-threatening stress, a person c...
by logictweek
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Gobekli Tepe
Replies: 3
Views: 12628

Re: Gobekli Tepe

The really remarkable thing about Göbekli Tepe is the dating. It pushes the timeline back thousands of years before even Çatalhöyük.
by logictweek
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Jerry Garcia's Gomorrah - A Jaynesian Interpretation
Replies: 1
Views: 8514

Jerry Garcia's Gomorrah - A Jaynesian Interpretation

I was listening to the Jerry Garcia Band tune Gomorrah the other day and realized that the lyrics might be open to a Jaynesian interpretation. Here's a good rendition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ozgPJZ7WUA The relevant passage starts at around the 1:40 mark. Usually when biblical themes crop up...
by logictweek
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: The Bicameral Mind in His Dark Materials /The Golden Compass
Replies: 6
Views: 19233

Re: The Bicameral Mind in His Dark Materials /The Golden Com

The story has a British Isles/Northern Europe setting; the most obvious source are the "familiars" from the folklore/mythology/witchcraft of that area: http://oaks.nvg.org/nord.html#fams https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familiar In fact, there are many witch characters in the story. Pullman plays aroun...
by logictweek
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Battlestar Galactica and Julian Jaynes
Replies: 8
Views: 16606

Re: Battlestar Galactica and Julian Jaynes

I can imagine that workers in Antarctica would indeed experience severe culture shock. Culture shock and reverse culture shock are fascinating concepts to me, as I've had to deal with them my whole life. I'm a "third culture kid": http://www.amazon.com/Third-Culture-Kids-Growing-Revised/dp/185788525...
by logictweek
Sat May 14, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Hypnosis, Possession, and Altered States of Consciousness
Topic: "Divided Consciousness" by Ernest Hilgard
Replies: 8
Views: 21998

Re: "Divided Consciousness" by Ernest Hilgard

So, can you recommend any good starting point books for hypnosis in general?
by logictweek
Sat May 14, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Battlestar Galactica and Julian Jaynes
Replies: 8
Views: 16606

Re: Battlestar Galactica

Check it out, it's a great series. I hadn't though of it as bicameral while I was watching the show, even though I had read Jaynes a few years before. But discovering this forum and getting re-acquainted with Jaynes recently make it click. It now seems obvious to me that the show's writers and produ...
by logictweek
Fri May 06, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Hypnosis, Possession, and Altered States of Consciousness
Topic: "Divided Consciousness" by Ernest Hilgard
Replies: 8
Views: 21998

Re: "Divided Consciousness" by Ernest Hilgard

Interesting. I'll look up these titles.

Can you recommend any books on self-hypnosis in particular? The only books I've run across on the topic were very New Age-y and poorly written. I'd love to explore the topic with something more intellectually sound.
by logictweek
Fri May 06, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Battlestar Galactica and Julian Jaynes
Replies: 8
Views: 16606

Battlestar Galactica and Julian Jaynes

Glad to have found this forum and site. Jaynes' book is one of the most fascinating and important books I've ever read. For my first post here, I'd like to say that I think the Gaius Baltar character from the Battlestar Galactica reboot could be seen as a portrayal of a bicameral mind. Baltar, a sci...