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The "bicameral mind" 30 years on: a critical reappraisal of Julian Jaynes' hypothesis.

@article{Cavanna2007TheM,
  title={The "bicameral mind" 30 years on: a critical reappraisal of Julian Jaynes' hypothesis.},
  author={A. Cavanna and M. Trimble and Federico Cinti and F. Monaco},
  journal={Functional neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          11-5
        }
}
In 1976 Julian Jaynes published his controversial book The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, introducing the hypothesis of a two-chambered brain-mind model that preceded the evolutionary development of the conscious mind. Jaynes' speculative model gave rise to a huge debate, which has reverberated throughout the current neuroscientific and neurophilosophical literature. Has the bicameral mind stood the test of time? To answer this question, the present paper… Expand
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