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by ignosympathnoramus
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Neuropsychological Implications in the Brain Scan Era
Replies: 3
Views: 11864

Re: The Neuropsychological Implications in the Brain Scan Er

Thank you so much for your response...it made my week and really boosted my spirits! I discovered Allan Schore about five days ago and have been in the process of incorporating his insights as they significantly bolster and deepen my own working models. Most of the other names you mentioned were for...
by ignosympathnoramus
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Neuropsychological Implications in the Brain Scan Era
Replies: 3
Views: 11864

Re: The Neuropsychological Implications in the Brain Scan Er

I totally agree. I think you pretty much covered it all, and given that there wasn't much of a question in there, I'm not sure what to add. There is a good forum thread asking about Jaynes-based psychotherapies that you could check out, but it looks like you have the best synopsis of the state of th...
by ignosympathnoramus
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 22680

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

Hi all, just wanted to post a quick update on this topic and again thank everyone for their comments. After combing the literature for some time I began to gain enough confidence in the general approach I took on this topic to even consider writing a book about it. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I ...
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 22680

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

Reading through some Gazzaniga....found exactly what I was looking for in his paper "cerebral specialization and interhemispheric communication", a free version of which can be found here: http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/123/7/1293.abstract "In these new tests, an interesting picture emerges...
by ignosympathnoramus
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Hypnosis, Possession, and Altered States of Consciousness
Topic: Milgrams "obedience" & The Stanford Prisoner Experiment
Replies: 1
Views: 8176

Milgrams "obedience" & The Stanford Prisoner Experiment

It just struck me that the behavioral predispositions shown in both of these experiments should be counted as further vestiges of bicamerality. It is very interesting how "depersonalization" or "deindividuation," of both the guards and the prisoners, was so key. Also interesting is the role of autho...
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 22680

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

So I just finished Charles E. Marks "Commissurotomy Consciousness & Unity of Mind," as well as "The Dual Brain" by Zaidel and Benson. I am actually quite encouraged regarding my musings about double-mindedness and the homunculus fallacy. As a preliminary note, it should be pointed out that the use o...
by ignosympathnoramus
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Proof of Double-Mindedness?
Replies: 3
Views: 11966

Re: Proof of Double-Mindedness?

Shrimperdude: Thanks for the reply. I find the topic that you focused on quite fascinating, although I must admit to being poorly versed in such theory. Arthur Schopenhauer's metaphysical picture of music seems to be quite similar to what you are describing. Joseph Campbell shows a wonderful page fr...
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 22680

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

Terry: thanks again for your thoughts on the matter. I am learning much from them still. Really, my warmest thanks. Moderator: I really appreciate the recommendations! I read Roland Puccetti's piece regarding Wigan and loved it. I also found your link on these forums for Wigans book for free online....
by ignosympathnoramus
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Proof of Double-Mindedness?
Replies: 3
Views: 11966

Proof of Double-Mindedness?

The single biggest objection to A. L. Wigan's theory of the duality of the mind is that we don't seem to experience two trains of thought at the same time. Roland Puccetti tries to get around this by suggesting that each of the dual minds doesn't have introspective access to the other, and thus ther...
by ignosympathnoramus
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Bicameral Breakdown
Replies: 9
Views: 26799

Re: Bicameral Breakdown

Moderator: I agree. I personally have a penchant for certain "fringe" theories and have noticed in myself a strong urge to find connections between them. This goes beyond just trying to unify a worldview, too. For many of us who realize that much of the mainstream is leaving out a great deal of trut...
by ignosympathnoramus
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: "The User Illusion" by Tor Nørretranders
Replies: 5
Views: 19299

Re: "The User Illusion" by Tor Nørretranders

I have read this book and quite enjoyed it. However, I disagreed with much of what it had to say on the Free Will problem, especially his position that the "Me" is always in charge and only lets the "I" do some deciding sometimes...it begins to flirt with epiphenomenalism regarding consciousness. I ...
by ignosympathnoramus
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Joseph Campbell's Interpretation of the Garden of Eden Myth
Replies: 2
Views: 11197

Joseph Campbell's Interpretation of the Garden of Eden Myth

I recently watched the documentary "Joseph Campbell: The Hero's Journey" and was struck by a possible correlation between his interpretation of Christianity and Jaynes'. At around 20 minutes in Campbell discusses Christianity as being "basically a religion of exile," which seemed remarkably similar ...
by ignosympathnoramus
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: The Mentality of Pre-Literate and Pre-Modern Peoples
Topic: Questions regarding "participation mystique"
Replies: 0
Views: 13511

Questions regarding "participation mystique"

Let me first thank the moderator for his interesting posts on Levy-Bruhl. I just came into contact with Levy-Bruhl in "Psyche & Symbol" by Jung and am trying to wrap my mind around Jung's interpretation of "participation mystique," which I didn't see mentioned in the other posts on the mentality of ...
by ignosympathnoramus
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 22680

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

Thanks for the response Terry...very interesting. I agree, my assumption about introspecting "behind the eyes" is not nearly complete. Thanks for rounding it out! Moderator: You bring up some fine points that amount to pretty big obstacles to the model I was proposing. However, regarding those peopl...
by ignosympathnoramus
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 22680

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

Mark, thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I will earnestly scrutinize the links you sent as well as your youtube page. As I understand it, the corpus callosum is not the only structure connecting the hemispheres...there is also the anterior commissure. I think there have been so...