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by Moderator
Thu May 02, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Three Kings": a Bicamerality-inducing modern ritual?
Replies: 2
Views: 11045

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: 24554

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...
by Moderator
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: References to Julian Jaynes by other Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 17698

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...
by Moderator
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Schizophrenia as Timing Flaw
Replies: 1
Views: 9112

Re: Schizophrenia as Timing Flaw

That's an interesting idea. The brain imaging studies suggest the attribution of the voices to something or someone other than oneself results from the fact that they are being generated by the right (or non-dominant) hemisphere language areas, whereas one's sense of self is associated with the left...
by Moderator
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Pre-Bicameral Mind?
Replies: 1
Views: 9644

Re: Pre-Bicameral Mind?

Jaynes believed these groups are in some cases remnants of fallen bicameral civilizations (and were not necessarily always tribal throughout history), or developed consciousness on their own over the millennia. Most (but not all) have had too much contact with Western civilization to remain bicamera...
by Moderator
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Angel Effect/The Third Man
Replies: 2
Views: 10933

Re: The Angel Effect/The Third Man

John Geiger, author of The Third Man Factor, will be one of the Keynote Speakers at the 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies.
by Moderator
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: The Mentality of Pre-Literate and Pre-Modern Peoples
Topic: Bicameral or Pre-Bicameral Peoples Today?
Replies: 2
Views: 11417

Re: Bicameral or Pre-Bicameral Peoples Today?

1. There are a few tribes that have still had little or no contact with the outside world. As these tribes have not been studied, we know little or nothing about their psychology. 2. There are a few tribes that have been contacted only recently (within the last decade). To my knowledge, they have no...
by Moderator
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Hypnosis, Possession, and Altered States of Consciousness
Topic: Is NLP Technique Related to Jaynes?
Replies: 1
Views: 9461

Re: Is NLP Technique Related to Jaynes?

One aspect of NLP is the visualization exercises, which could definitely be viewed as expanding the role of consciousness over unconscious behaviors, phobias, etc. The issue of distracting or guiding the attention of others, also done by magicians, is also interesting.
by Moderator
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Robert E. Howard
Replies: 2
Views: 9607

Re: Robert E. Howard

That is very interesting!

P.S. I read Howard's entire Conan paperback series as a child.
by Moderator
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: "Surely the Chief Must Be Conscious" -Wittgenstein Symposium
Replies: 3
Views: 11418

Re: "Surely the chief must be conscious" [Wittgenstein Sympo

I'm glad to hear that your talk was well received. It sounds like it generated some good discussion.

Yes please submit an abstract for the upcoming Jaynes conference.
by Moderator
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Duality and Schopenhauer
Replies: 3
Views: 12520

Re: Mental Duality and Schopenhauer

Please do...

Have you read Medicine, Mind, and the Double Brain by Anne Harrington? It's a very thorough discussion of history of the topic of mental duality and the double brain.
by Moderator
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness
Replies: 4
Views: 19687

2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness

The 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies June 5-8, 2013 Charleston, West Virginia We are pleased to announce the largest conference entirely dedicated to Julian Jaynes's theory on consciousness and the bicameral mind ever held. The multidisciplinary program w...
by Moderator
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Angel Effect/The Third Man
Replies: 2
Views: 10933

Re: The Angel Effect/The Third Man

Thanks for sharing this... great stuff! I think this is the first time I've heard Jaynes's bicameral mind theory referred to directly in a mainstream documentary.
by Moderator
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Video Recording of Events
Replies: 2
Views: 11856

Re: Video Recording of Events

For Jaynes-related lectures, interviews, and videos of interest, please check out our revamped YouTube channel at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/julianjaynessociety

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