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by Moderator
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Jaynes in Bowie’s Top 100
Replies: 2
Views: 10041

Re: Jaynes in Bowie’s Top 100

Yes I heard he had some voice hearing experiences?

Other musicians/actors/authors with an interest in Jaynes include Prince, Sean Penn, and Philip K. Dick.
by Moderator
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?
Replies: 3
Views: 11264

Re: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?

Early twenties is actually the typical age of onset for auditory hallucinations or what's often labeled as schizophrenia. I don't think there is a definitive explanation for this. It may have something to do with hormones, etc. but I haven't researched that aspect of it in a few years, so maybe ther...
by Moderator
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?
Replies: 3
Views: 11264

Re: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?

There are actually many more people like this than most people realize. I've had extensive conversations with someone similar. I would say they have vestiges of bicamerality (i.e. auditory hallucinations), rather than being strictly bicameral, as they have also learned consciousness. The delusional ...
by Moderator
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
Topic: "Two Lands in My Mind: Imaginary Friends"
Replies: 1
Views: 16969

Re: "Two lands in my mind"

Yes that is a good article, thank you for sharing that.
by Moderator
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Lateralization of Brain Hemispheres
Replies: 1
Views: 9408

Re: Lateralization of Brain Hemispheres

While you are in the ballpark, this is not what Jaynes was saying. There is no reason to believe that there was not regular inter-hemispheric communication in both the conscious and bicameral minds (as well as much earlier). The differences were that during the bicameral period, language had not dev...
by Moderator
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Animal Consciousness
Replies: 2
Views: 9728

Re: Animal Consciousness

Thanks for posting this and for getting Jaynes into the discussion. Commenting on articles like this is a great way to expose new people to Jaynes's theory. I've voted up your comment!
by Moderator
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC
Replies: 5
Views: 33546

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

I finally had an opportunity to take a look at this text in more detail, as well as read Micahel's blog, which definitely sheds some light on the difference of opinion with regards to Jaynes's theory in general and this text in particular. And while I don't think we can hope to persuade Michael, for...
by Moderator
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Reflections On The 2013 Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 9213

Re: Reflections On The 2013 Conference

Great idea... We'd also like to solicit brief reviews from the attendees, to be posted on the conference page for people to refer to when the next event is being planned. If you would like to submit a review, please send it (along with name and city) to the e-mail on the Julian Jaynes Society contac...
by Moderator
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness
Replies: 4
Views: 19114

Re: 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness

Thanks again to everyone who came to the 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies. It truly exceeded our expectations! It was great to hear the many thought provoking presentations as well as exchange ideas with so many interesting Jaynes enthusiasts from all over...
by Moderator
Fri May 17, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC
Replies: 5
Views: 33546

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

Yes but keep in mind, the pharaoh was divine in ancient Egypt. Without the bicameral mind, there is no need for gods at all. I've only just begun the process of looking into this text in more depth, but to me there's not that much in this text that is inconsistent with Jaynes's theory (vs. the Iliad...
by Moderator
Mon May 13, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC
Replies: 5
Views: 33546

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

Thank you for the post Michael. This text and others mentioned in this section merit thorough investigation. Unfortunately, my current schedule won't allow time for this for the next two months. At that point I hope to offer a fuller response. But perhaps someone else will take up the task before th...
by Moderator
Thu May 02, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Three Kings": a Bicamerality-inducing modern ritual?
Replies: 2
Views: 10351

Re: "Three Kings": a Bicamerality-inducing modern ritual?

This is very interesting. There are a wide range of ways to induce hallucinations, such as sensory deprivation or even just prolonged lack of sleep. The mirrors remind me of something called a "psychomanteum," which is basically just a booth with mirrors that also induces hallucinations (mystics sug...
by Moderator
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy
Replies: 13
Views: 23448

Re: JJ and the Homunculus Fallacy

I posted this awhile back, but there are lots of resources here: The Hemispherectomy Foundation Including this detailed presentation on children after hemispherectomy: What Can You Do With Half A Brain? The outcomes are amazing, considering the loss of an entire hemisphere. You might also look at ar...
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Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 16760

Re: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors

The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life A quote from the book referencing Jaynes is listed here: http://julianjaynes.org/related-books_books-citing-jaynes_a-c.php His research on willpower is also relevant to the study of consciousness. Professor Baumeister also knew Jaynes when...