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by Moderator
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Harry Turtledove's "Between the Rivers"
Replies: 1
Views: 8399

Re: Harry Turtledove's "Between the Rivers"

Interesting! I was not aware of this one.
by Moderator
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeffrey Stamps and Thomas Forster
Replies: 1
Views: 9036

Re: Jeffrey Stamps and Thomas Forster

I was aware of these, however the Stamps book was not searchable when I first saw that it contained a reference to Jaynes (and I don't own a copy), so I didn't know the discussion of Jaynes was this extensive. I'm looking at it on Google Books now and it looks like he provides a fairly extensive ove...
by Moderator
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Stanford Prof. Names Jaynes' "Origin" As Most Influential
Replies: 0
Views: 15664

Stanford Prof. Names Jaynes' "Origin" As Most Influential

Stanford Professor T.M. Luhrmann cites Julian Jaynes's book as having been the most influential to her in this Chronicle of Higher Education article: What Book Changed Your Mind?
by Moderator
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Jaynes's Book Incorporated by South Korean Artist Lee Bul
Replies: 0
Views: 15618

Jaynes's Book Incorporated by South Korean Artist Lee Bul

Pages from Julian Jaynes's book were incorporated by the South Korean artist Lee Bul in her "Via Negativa II," which explores self awareness. The video posted here shows the exhibit, and the pages of Jaynes's book at 2:15: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/lee-bul-via-negativa-ii The pages of ...
by Moderator
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome / Introductions
Replies: 29
Views: 63114

Re: Welcome / Introductions

Hello Kenneth, This topic has come up before (but may have since been pruned). My thoughts are that the transition from bicamerality to consciousness took place at very different times in different places around the world, so it's unlikely to have been a major contributing factor. We have to remembe...
by Moderator
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Applications of Jaynes' Theory to Help Voice Hearers?
Replies: 2
Views: 10280

Re: applications of Jaynes' theory to help voice hearers?

The short answer unfortunately is no. I do have some detailed ideas for a Jaynesian-inspired intervention for auditory hallucinations but currently don't have the funding to develop it. To answer your other questions: 1. Based on everything I've read, I can say that most likely what is happening is ...
by Moderator
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: The Mentality of Pre-Literate and Pre-Modern Peoples
Topic: Vestiges of Bicameralism in the Pirahã
Replies: 3
Views: 16061

Re: Vestiges of Bicameralism in the Pirahã

Yes, I would agree that they do not lack consciousness. However, like nearly all tribes I've read about, they do seem to exhibit many vestiges of bicameralism. What is sorely needed is the study of other even more recently contacted groups by someone with an understanding of/interest in Jaynes's the...
by Moderator
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Hallucinatory 'Voices' Shaped by Local Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 7981

Re: Hallucinatory 'Voices' Shaped by Local Culture

Thank you for sharing this interesting article. I've reposted it to the Julian Jaynes Society Facebook page. Professor Luhrmann has mentioned Jaynes is some of her articles and is interested in the theory. She was invited to speak at the 2013 conference but unfortunately she had a scheduling conflict.
by Moderator
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Blog Claims JJ is "All Mixed Up"
Replies: 4
Views: 10826

Re: Blog Claims JJ is "all mixed up"

Yes thank you for posting this, as well as your thoughtful comments on the blog. Thanks also to the person who posted the additional comments. This type of activity is very helpful and greatly appreciated. Clearly up these types of misconceptions and distortions of the theory whenever they occur is ...
by Moderator
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: New Article Challenges Static Bio Model of Language
Replies: 1
Views: 18197

Re: New Article Challenges Static Bio Model of Language

Thanks for sharing this interesting article Andrew. Those interested in this debate should also read this related thread:

http://www.julianjaynes.org/forum3/view ... f=13&t=511
by Moderator
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Christof Koch Dissing Jaynes in Scientific American Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 16014

Re: Christof Koch Dissing Jaynes in Scientific American Mind

You're covering a lot of different ground here: Priests. My understanding is the priests in the bicameral period were part of the social hierarchy and they communicated with the "great gods," and conveyed those commands down the hierarchy. These communications were necessary for social order and are...
by Moderator
Fri May 16, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome / Introductions
Replies: 29
Views: 63114

Re: Welcome / Introductions

You raise some very good points here Dan... the cultural environment is a critical aspect of it. It reminds me a bit of the story Jaynes tells of the woman who was raised by her voice-hearing grandmother, who learned to hear voices and continued to hear them into adulthood -- although there may be a...
by Moderator
Wed May 14, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Narratization
Replies: 3
Views: 14762

Re: Narratization

One area I think you might look for more ideas on this is child development, specifically a chapter called "The Development of Consciousnesses" by Philip Zelazo in The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness . Bill Rowe, who spoke at the recent Jaynes conference, is also finishing a book that contains a...
by Moderator
Wed May 14, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Christof Koch Dissing Jaynes in Scientific American Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 16014

Re: Christof Koch Dissing Jaynes in Scientific American Mind

Yes I think we have to disagree on this one. While spirits and dead ancestors are certainly a part of it, especially in early China for example (see Michael Carr's chapter in Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness ), throughout the ancient world in such places as Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and Gre...