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by Soupdragon
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Command Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
Replies: 1
Views: 11810

It seems that the 'bad commands' are far more newsworthy!

If I get any betting tips I won't broadcast the fact.
by Soupdragon
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
Topic: Imaginary Friends
Replies: 6
Views: 22036

Imaginary Friends

I have witnessed both of my nieces deep in conversation with 'stuff' in front of them that was invisible to me. They seemed to be enjoying themselves, so I didn't like to interrupt. Perhaps it would be dangerous to do so, in fact, as this might add weight to the social stigma attached to such behavi...
by Soupdragon
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Hallucinations in Normals
Replies: 4
Views: 19113

I suspect our culture imposes a very strong prohibition on reporting such experiences, as they are strongly associated with abnormal judgements. I strongly agree. To some extent I suspect that schizophrenia may arise from a social anxiety that makes us fearful of voices or hallucinations. Perhaps t...
by Soupdragon
Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 60599

Does monotheism necessarily rule out lesser gods? Nature tending towards heirarchical systems and all that! Perhaps the lesser gods were the messengers looking over different peoples, but ultimately reporting to the main man. If communication with the lesser gods began to break down, perhaps people ...
by Soupdragon
Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: What "Is" Consciousness?
Replies: 8
Views: 25841

Interesting links. I like the mirror analogies. I tend to think that the Bicameral Mind offered a better balance between self (left) and the external world (right). In other words we felt a more profound conection with the world around us, and were less self-obsessed rather than necessarily less sel...
by Soupdragon
Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Bicameral Breakdown
Replies: 9
Views: 30165

Bicameral Breakdown

I've just finished The book. The implications, of course, are profound, and I can't find too much wrong with JJs reasoning. However, there is one aspect which I find unsatisfactory. Why did the bicameral mind break down over a relatively short period of time? Personally I suspect environmental facto...