Jaynes’s Neurological Model

In his theory, Julian Jaynes describes the role hallucinations played in an earlier mentality called the bicameral mind, prior to the development of subjective consciousness. Jaynes’s neurological model for the bicameral mind predicts that auditory hallucinations would be generated by the language areas in the right temporal lobe and be “heard” or processed by the left. This prediction has been now been verified as accurate by numerous studies. Jaynes was not only correct about the neurology of auditory hallucinations, but decades ahead of his time. Below is a small sample of research supporting this aspect of Jaynes’s theory (highlighted text calls attention to areas of the right hemisphere that Jaynes predicted would play a role in hallucinations).