It seems that the 'bad commands' are far more newsworthy!
If I get any betting tips I won't broadcast the fact.
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- Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:15 pm
- Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
- Topic: Imaginary Friends
- Replies: 6
- Views: 22036
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...
- 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...
- 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 ...
- 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...
- Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:11 pm
- Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
- Topic: Bicameral Breakdown
- Replies: 9
- Views: 30165
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...