Discussion of Julian Jaynes's third hypothesis - dating the development of consciousness to roughly 1500-1200 BCD in Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia (the transition occurred at different times in different places around the world). Includes analysis of ancient texts (such as the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Bible), linguistics, and archeological evidence from ancient civilizations as it pertains to the transition from the bicameral mind to consciousness.
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Diuk, Slezak, Raskovsky, Sigman and Cecchi published a very interesting article in "Integrative Neuroscience" in september 2012 named "A quantitative philology of introspection", in which Jaynes is properly credited, and the line of thought i believe goes alongside his. Has anobody here read it and if so has there been heard of any response or further research done following this multidisciplinary group?