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by Celestia
Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: New Member, Novelist with Work Based on Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 3
Views: 13032

Fictional Bicamerality

For any interested... Gene Wolfe's novel entitled Soldier of the Mist (Tor Books, 1987 and still in print) is the story of Latro, a soldier living in ancient Greece, whose characterization offers a superb example of a person living on the cusp of bicamerality and modern mentality, as well as of the ...
by Celestia
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: New Member, Novelist with Work Based on Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 3
Views: 13032

Re: New Member, Novelist with Work Based on Jaynes' Theory

Interesting, Clare. I do believe that I'll buy Ratha's stories for my daughter. Well, okay, I admit that I want to read them, too. ;) I also incorporated Jaynesian theory into a novel (psychological fiction), but I'm just now preparing to solicit agents. I wrote as a psychologist, however, to explor...
by Celestia
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Vegetative State and Consciousness
Replies: 1
Views: 11890

Re: Vegetative State and Consciousness

Lucid dreams, too, are a peculiar state of both consciousness and unconsciousness, and the notions of self-awareness and intention are inherent in the picture. So I wonder, how might the brain imaging of this woman compare, if at all, to that of a lucid dreamer? Or have I completely missed the mark?...
by Celestia
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 55389

Eventually, with only a few remaining semi-bicameral “prophets” still directly experiencing “the gods,” the notion of only one “true” god was born, and then heavily promoted by figures such as Jesus, whose teachings were an attempt to shift religious thinking from the outmoded bicameral...
by Celestia
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aptic Structures: Definition?
Replies: 2
Views: 13898

Aptic Structures: Definition?

You might also read a description of the "Baldwin effect" (that over time learned behaviors can become instinctual through selection) which is somewhat related to Jaynes's notion of aptic structures. Thanks for your help. And I did do a bit of reading on The Baldwin Effect. Should any other scienti...
by Celestia
Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aptic Structures: Definition?
Replies: 2
Views: 13898

Aptic Structures: Definition?

Hi, all. Tucked away in a footnote in Origins is a reference to "aptic structures." Would someone please define this term for me as Jaynes intended it? And it's best to dumb it down since I'm no scientist. :wink: I'd appreciate hearing any comments, too, as to how these aptic structures may or may n...