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by david_s
Sat May 26, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections C. 13 - Shi 'Corpse/Personator' Ceremony...China
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Fascinating

Michael Carr's depth of knowledge on ancient Chinese customs and linguistics is quite impressive. I found it very interesting to see similar evidence for bicamerality in early China as Jaynes found in Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the transition to consciousness documented linguistically. I've always t...
by david_s
Thu May 24, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 4 - Consciousness, Hallucinations & the BM
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New Evidence

I really enjoyed the discussion of the new evidence for Jaynes's ideas in this chapter, esp. the imaging studies that support Jaynes's neurological model. It's exciting to see that neuroscience has progressed to the point that some of Jaynes's early predictions are being validated. It was also inter...