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by Moderator
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Schizophrenia as Timing Flaw
Replies: 1
Views: 8588

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: 9149

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: 10294

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: 10805

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: 8946

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: 9041

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: 10732

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: 11762

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: 18998

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: 10294

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: 11222

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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by Moderator
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: "Surely the Chief Must Be Conscious" -Wittgenstein Symposium
Replies: 3
Views: 10732

Re: "Surely the Chief Must Be Conscious" -Wittgenstein Sympo

Thanks Dan, let us know how your talk goes. I'm going to move this to the Conferences and Events section.
by Moderator
Wed May 09, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: The Mentality of Pre-Literate and Pre-Modern Peoples
Topic: First Contact with Uncontacted Tribes
Replies: 1
Views: 9427

Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Documented for first Time in Colom

Overflights of remote Colombian rainforest yield first photographic evidence of two uncontacted tribes. Aerial surveys of a remote area of rainforest along the Colombia-Brazil border have produced the first photographic evidence of uncontacted tribes, according to a conservation group that works to...
by Moderator
Wed May 02, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Turin Papyrus
Replies: 1
Views: 9050

Re: Turin Papyrus

This is precisely the kind of research that we need more of, to help further elucidate and refine Jaynes's theory. If the ~1180 B.C. dating turns out to be correct, this would coincide very closely with Jaynes's rough estimate of 1200 B.C. for the transition to consciousness around the Mediterranean...
by Moderator
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How You Can Get Involved - What to Help? Here's How!
Replies: 0
Views: 14516

How You Can Get Involved - What to Help? Here's How!

Jaynes enthusiasts, help spread the word! Here are some quick ideas for ways you can help: 1. Write positive reviews of the books and newsletters on Amazon.com, Goodreads.com, and other sites. Even short positive reviews can help interest people and help spread the word: The Julian Jaynes Collection...