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by selfreplicate
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Consciouness and the "RAM" of the Brain
Replies: 4
Views: 13376

Re: Consciouness and the "RAM" of the Brain

In relation to your idea of 'consciousness requiring lots of energy', I was surprised to hear this during a lecture on the uniqueness of humans: -Playing in a chess tournament can kill 3-4000 calories, just by using one’s brain. Robert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans http://www.ted.com/talks/la...
by selfreplicate
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Author Philip K. Dick's letter to edtr. Mark Hurst re Jaynes
Replies: 5
Views: 16913

Re: Author Philip K. Dick's letter to edtr. Mark Hurst re Ja

I am surprised at the lack of mentioning the collective unconscious in regards to the bicameral mind. When Dick, in this letter, asks for the origin of Jayne's bicameral voices, can we not just give him the 'collective voice'? Jung theorizes archetypes, some type of a right-brain structuring protoco...
by selfreplicate
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: A Hallucination I Once Had
Replies: 2
Views: 18774

Re: A Hallucination I Once Had

The Moderator here mentions the hallucination of someone calling your name just before falling asleep or waking up. I would like to recount an auditory hallucination that is more amusing than anything else. I was sleeping at a friend's house overnight. I woke up to someone calling my name, multiple ...
by selfreplicate
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: New Science-Fiction Novel Features Julian Jaynes
Replies: 3
Views: 12839

Re: New Science-Fiction Novel Features Julian Jaynes

When I read the title 'The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind' in Sawyer's Wake, it sounded so cool that it made me go out and get an alumni library card at my old university, just so I could check it out, and my life hasn't been the same since...(true story).
by selfreplicate
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Bicameral Dream question
Replies: 7
Views: 17987

Re: Bicameral Dream question

Regarding your statement, "I believe a fully bicameral civilization would have had no way of distinguishing dreams from reality", I would like to direct you to a thread right on this very site http://www.julianjaynes.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?t=15 And if this topic of the distinction between dreams a...