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by Obdurately Conscious
Sat May 30, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?
Replies: 5
Views: 14439

Re: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Moderator wrote:How do you discover eye dominance? I was under the impression that the only definitive test in mixed-handed people would to be to anesthetize one hemisphere or perhaps via fMRI — both of which of course are impractical.
That sounds like more fun than the Miles test.
by Obdurately Conscious
Sat May 30, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: "Where am I? I don't know where I am!"
Replies: 2
Views: 17135

Re: "Where am I? I don't know where I am!"

Great experience and explanation! That sheds even more light on the exclamation, the questioning of where one is.
by Obdurately Conscious
Sat May 30, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 27060

Re: Various

On Lucidity On Prophetic Dreams The sense of Deja Vu, I believe, has been reproduced by stimulating certain areas of the brain. I have had this experience where everything seems like it has happened before but if I actually try to say what will happen next, I can't do it, yet each successive event ...
by Obdurately Conscious
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?
Replies: 5
Views: 14439

Re: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Eh, nevermind. She's left-eye dominant. So, compared to my right-handedness, her brain most probably operates on the opposite hemisphere.
by Obdurately Conscious
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - A Layman!
Replies: 7
Views: 17479

Re: New member - a layman!

Yes, that's right. I don't even have a college degree - but, when I came across a reference to "The Origin..." while doing some online reading, I became very excited. For many years, I've entertained the idea that ancient Man was not quite like modern Man. It was on the back burner in my mind becau...
by Obdurately Conscious
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29495

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

P.S. I wonder whether when I asked you your opinion about this review, you noticed the link. Click on the word this . Wow, I must have not seen the link as a differentiation from normal text. Plus, somehow I've not been here in years. About the review: JJ widely considered a kook? That's interestin...
by Obdurately Conscious
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?
Replies: 5
Views: 14439

Is My Wife Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

My wife and I are both Yoga and meditation practitioners, and I've read Jaynes' book and she reads Eckhart Tolle. There's much I could explain about what we'd like to do in reference to the subject of this forum, but the short of it is that we're not sure if she's really a lefty or a righty. I'm a r...
by Obdurately Conscious
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29495

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

I think it's very broad and awakeing in the sense that it brings up further questions. For example, one question that came up the first time reading it is, 'What other creatures aside from humans lost their sense of smell or comparable ability and what can we infer from this, when We humans, almost ...
by Obdurately Conscious
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29495

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

Thank you for making your points clearer. As I said, they were a bit confusing. Still, I agree with the last point about the mind following selective evolution, of course. But how does the timeline of the aquatic ape hypothesis coincide with the timeline of TBOTBM?
by Obdurately Conscious
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
Topic: Imaginary Friends
Replies: 6
Views: 20171

Re: Imaginary Friends

I have an infant daughter and I would like to find more information concerning Jaynes thoughts on imaginary friends and how they relate to his theory. Both I and my wife had imaginary friends, so I would expect that my daughter might as well. I intend to encourage her in this matter and I look forw...
by Obdurately Conscious
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: "Where am I? I don't know where I am!"
Replies: 2
Views: 17135

"Where am I? I don't know where I am!"

When I got to the chapter on Schizophrenia, a memory entered my mind as clear as day as being a parallel to what Jaynes explained. This has to do with a marijuana smoking experience with someone about ten years ago. Those of you familiar with smoking and experimenting with different ways of smoking ...
by Obdurately Conscious
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 27060

Re: Mirrors

Unfortunately I can only remember a few lucid dreams. Being conscious of unconscious dreams reminds me of the hall of mirrors analogy in another thread on here. Only a few? what were the contents of these dreams and how did you take advantage of the lucidity? I may have only had one in my life that...
by Obdurately Conscious
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Realignment of Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 23715

General Zard, I understand your pain. I am also on a path to accumulating a better understanding, as can be said for the whole conscious world to some degree, but your hallucinatory experience should be viewed passively as a fortunate experience and not be forced to occur again. If it happens again ...
by Obdurately Conscious
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29495

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

The term "psychopath(y)" does not appear in the APA 's current DSM , so this concept doesn't officially exist anymore. There is, however, a "theory of mind" (first described by Uta Frith ) receiving much attention nowadays, which states that able people can "know" what someone else is thinking or f...