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  • Exclusive Lectures on Julian Jaynes’s Theory, including Julian Jaynes presenting his lectures “Consciousness and the Voices of the Mind,” (both video and audio), “Verbal Hallucinations and Preconscious Mentality,” and explaining his ideas to young students; multiple Q&A sessions with Julian Jaynes; 22 video lectures from the Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies; lectures from the Tucson “Science of Consciousness” Julian Jaynes Workshop; additional lectures from other conferences; and more.
  • Exclusive Interviews on Julian Jaynes’s Theory, including audio and radio interviews with Julian Jaynes; interviews with Executive Director Marcel Kuijsten, author and Jaynesian scholar Brian J. McVeigh, JJS senior researcher and ancient languages expert Boban Dedović, and more.
  • Q&A Sessions on Julian Jaynes’s theory, with Marcel Kuijsten, Brian J. McVeigh, Boban Dedović, Bill Rowe, John Hainly, and others.
  • Member Events – Participate in Julian Jaynes Society online Member Q&A and Discussion sessions as well as interviews with experts and special guests followed by Q&A with members. Watch videos of previous online events.
  • Articles on Julian Jaynes’s Theory, including interviews with and biographies of Julian Jaynes, new evidence for Jaynes’s theory (such as Michael Carr’s articles on the evidence for the bicameral mind in ancient China), articles on nearly every aspect of Jaynes’s theory, such as Todd Gibson’s “Buddhism and Bicamerality,” and much more.
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  • Member Essays and Dissertations & Theses on Julian Jaynes’s theory.
  • Book Reviews of The Origin of Consciousness and other related books.
  • Newspaper Archives – Including 60+ Jaynes-related articles, interviews, books reviews, lecture announcements, and more.
  • Photo Gallery – Rare photographs of Julian Jaynes and other related photos.
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  • Full Length Documentaries on topics related to Jaynes’s theory, featuring interviews with Julian Jaynes.
  • Rare Correspondence between Julian Jaynes and other scholars and authors.
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About the Julian Jaynes Society
Founded in 1997, the Julian Jaynes Society is an international, multidisciplinary organization of over 500 professors, scholars, authors, students, and many others interested in the work of Julian Jaynes. We have members across the United States and around the world in 32 countries such as Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Members conducting research related to some aspect of the bicameral mind theory are encouraged to submit essays for publication in the Member Area. Broad in its scope, the bicameral mind theory has implications for social, cognitive, and clinical psychology; psychiatry; child development; linguistics; literature; religious studies; and ancient history.

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