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Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: "The Discovery of the Mind" by Bruno Snell
Replies: 5
Views: 21695

Thanks Mark for those recommendations. I've heard of the Onians book before but I can't remember where. I'll be sure to read it...
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Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Conscious "Gods"?
Replies: 10
Views: 24846

It's nice to see someone thinking about these ideas in new and creative ways. For the moment I'll just add the brief comment that interestingly consciousness seems to be somehow linked to the dominant language hemisphere in that split brain patients have no awareness of directions given to their rig...
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Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: What "Is" Consciousness?
Replies: 8
Views: 23773

Yes split brain patients are indeed still conscious. What seems to happen is a sort of "dual consciousness" for a period of time after the operation, with each hemisphere acting somewhat independently, but with the actions of the right hemisphere feeling to the patient something like an alien presen...
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Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome / Introductions
Replies: 29
Views: 58987

Welcome Mark!

Sounds interesting, I'll take a look at your blog...
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Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member, Neurologist
Replies: 3
Views: 11786

Thank you for your interesting post. I bought Dawkins new book a week or so ago but have not had a chance to read it yet. I'm looking forward to seeing what he has to say about Jaynes and perhaps following up with him. I'll be interested to read the other books you've recommended as well, and will f...
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Realignment of Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 23738

Why is it that most people gain from hallucinations, but in the treatment of schizophrenia (by psychiatrists in particular) absence of hallucinations is the benchmark of progress? I think you are making a bit of a leap when you say that "most" people gain from hallucinations. It might be more accur...
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: What about Multiple Personality Disorder?
Replies: 3
Views: 15203

It's an interesting subject, I think you are on the right track. I recently read a book called Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology . In a nutshell the author, a Harvard psychiatrist, looks at the well documented evidence of two minds in split-brain patients (one in each ...
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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 1 - Jaynes: Introducing His Life & Thought
Replies: 1
Views: 13476

Reflections Ch. 1 - Jaynes: Introducing His Life & Thought

Julian Jaynes: Introducing His Life and Thought by William R. Woodward and June F. Tower

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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 2 - The Ghost of a Flea
Replies: 6
Views: 22470

Reflections Ch. 2 - The Ghost of a Flea

The Ghost of a Flea: Visions of William Blake by Julian Jaynes

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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 3 - Verbal Hallucinations & Preconscious...
Replies: 15
Views: 42967

Reflections Ch. 3 - Verbal Hallucinations & Preconscious...

Verbal Hallucinations and Preconscious Mentality by Julian Jaynes

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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 4 - Consciousness, Hallucinations & the BM
Replies: 2
Views: 14560

Reflections Ch. 4 - Consciousness, Hallucinations & the BM

Consciousness, Hallucinations, and the Bicameral Mind: Three Decades of New Research by Marcel Kuijsten


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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 5 - Auditory Hallucinations in Nonverbal...
Replies: 4
Views: 17445

Reflections Ch. 5 - Auditory Hallucinations in Nonverbal...

Auditory Hallucinations in Nonverbal Quadriplegics by John Hamilton, with new Afterword.

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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 6 - Language and Consciousness
Replies: 1
Views: 13347

Reflections Ch. 6 - Language and Consciousness

Language and Consciousness: Jaynes's "Preposterous Idea" Reconsidered by John Limber

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