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by selfreplicate
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Recent News of Interest to the Jaynes Community?
Replies: 2
Views: 10026

Re: Recent News of Interest to the Jaynes Community?

It would relate to the after-death communication part of Jaynes' theory. Remember the 'phenomenon' of the bicameral mind is most present in stressful situations, grief being one of them. But Jaynes also placed much emphasis on hypnosis as a way of experimenting with his theory, pretty sure there's a...
by selfreplicate
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Consciousness as Integrated Information and its relation to
Replies: 1
Views: 9108

Consciousness as Integrated Information and its relation to

Consciousness as Integrated Information: a Provisional Manifesto http://www.biolbull.org/content/215/3/216.full?view=long&pmid=19098144 This gentleman, Giulio Tononi, a neuroscientist/psychiatrist at Wisconsin, is constructing a mathematical theory of consciousness in which the integration of infor...
by selfreplicate
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Recent News of Interest to the Jaynes Community?
Replies: 2
Views: 10026

Recent News of Interest to the Jaynes Community?

[below I am adding links to articles that might be of interest to folks on this forum] Automated reconstruction of ancient languages using probabilistic models of sound change published ahead of print February 15, 2013 Alexandre Bouchard-Côté, David Hall, Thomas L. Griffiths, and Dan Klein http://...
by selfreplicate
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Connectome Project (Visualizing the Corpus Callosum)
Replies: 0
Views: 13432

The Connectome Project (Visualizing the Corpus Callosum)

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/65931000/jpg/_65931406_65931405.jpg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21487016 Watch this short video (2 min) for a glimpse into the connectome project; halfway, he zooms into the 'superhighway' running through the corpus callosum "Scientists are se...
by selfreplicate
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaynes-Inspired Blogs
Replies: 5
Views: 13386

Re: Jaynes-Inspired Blogs

I am not versed in the blogosphere (too busy keeping up with my own!), so I'm not sure I can answer the question. For personal-interest blogging, any one of the dozen free services should suffice. For something tied to an academic institution or private organization, you might try to contact them an...
by selfreplicate
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaynes-Inspired Blogs
Replies: 5
Views: 13386

Jaynes-Inspired Blogs

I am interested in keeping up with any blogs that are Jaynes-inspired. Please post below, I'm sure we could all benefit. I've recently entered a snippet from the Journal of Cognitive Semiotics which I believe is in line with Jaynesian theory: http://networkaddress.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-dual-proce...
by selfreplicate
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 16243

Re: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors

good thing I saw this thread, I was just going to post this up anyway. Damasio makes an important distinction in regards to a major misinterpretation of Jaynes' theory. He talks about the self-as-object vs. the self-as-subject (p10), and uses the term 'autobiographical self' as analagous to Jaynes's...
by selfreplicate
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Loki's Speech
Replies: 2
Views: 10016

Re: Loki's Speech

You've raised a great point for discussion. This recent clip, and the following threads, would probably be of interest to you. And since you mention it, you'd think that the Bicameral Mind would be popping up more nowadays, considering this current shift in how we view authority (decentralization an...
by selfreplicate
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Richard Bentall: Why Society Drives You Mad
Replies: 1
Views: 8760

Richard Bentall: Why Society Drives You Mad

Clinical psychologist and vocal critic of psychiatry Richard Bentall reveals why social inequality, racism and the built environment have a far more significant role to play in mental illness than the biomedical establishment acknowledges. Richard Bentall: Why Society Drives You Mad, How the Light G...
by selfreplicate
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Timeline of Estimated Transition by Culture
Replies: 3
Views: 9851

Re: Timeline of Estimated Transition by Culture

taken from Jaynes' OC Bicameral Timeline 2000-1000 BC: man stops hearing voices 1000-0 BC: oracle and prophets die away 0-1000 AD: sayings and hearings preserved in sacred text 1000-2000 AD: sacred text loses its authority Literary examples of Bicameralism Theory (vs. Subjective Consciousness) Chin...
by selfreplicate
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Julian Jaynes and the Singularity
Replies: 0
Views: 13290

Julian Jaynes and the Singularity

As I come back around again and again to the Singularity, I consistently hear this analogy: To explain the post-singularity world to a human of our current day, would be like trying to explain 'human-ness' to a goldfish. (I heard this in a talk given by SciFi author Vernor Vinge, but the analogy is ...
by selfreplicate
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Julian Jaynes X SciFi
Replies: 0
Views: 13317

Julian Jaynes X SciFi

I have been greatly influenced by Julian Jaynes. His theory focuses on a catalytic moment in human evolution. It is with his insight that we curiously look at our own era in wonder at what drastic changes might lie ahead, or, more interestingly, those which are already in progress. That being said, ...
by selfreplicate
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does the term 'aptic' and/or 'aptic structure' mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 12697

Re: What does the term 'aptic' and/or 'aptic structure' mean

Does Jaynes' aptic structures sound something similar to Rupert Sheldrake's morphic resonances?
by selfreplicate
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Author Philip K. Dick's letter to edtr. Mark Hurst re Jaynes
Replies: 5
Views: 16213

Re: Author Philip K. Dick's letter to edtr. Mark Hurst re Ja

terry- Is it true that Jung/Campbell saw the collective unconscious as a reservoir, passive, and not something that interacts? I think it is, like you said, but it's a distinction I haven't really thought about until now. I guess what I'm trying to uncover is a way to see the collective unconscious ...
by selfreplicate
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Transition from Bicamerality to Consciousness
Replies: 4
Views: 11908

Re: Change all over the world

Is it safe to say that memes (operating in the cultural environment) have supplanted genes (operating in the physical environment) as the 'engines of evolution' after the advent of (Jaynes') consciousness? In other words, has evolution been a non-physical thing ever since the mindspace came about? O...