Watch interviews related to Julian Jaynes’s theory of the origin of consciousness and the bicameral mind.
August 5, 2022
While interviewing David Duchovny about his book, The Reservoir, Bill Maher spontaneously claims to have a “bicameral mind.” Duchovny then asks if he has read Jaynes’s The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, and briefly explains the theory. Duchovny may have first read Jaynes’s book while he was a student at Princeton University from 1978-1981. Jaynes was teaching his popular “Psychology of Consciousness” course at Princeton during this time.
July 14, 1989
Announcing the Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies
Professor of Psychiatry Iris Sommer and her team explain the experience and neurology of auditory hallucinations; their research supports Jaynes’s neurological model for the bicameral mind.
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