Finally, it should also be noted that the very existence of a bicameral legislature is itself another defence of the status quo.
This breakdown in the bicameral mind in what is called the Intermediate Period is reminiscent at least of those periodic breakdowns of Mayan civilizations when all authority suddenly collapsed, and the population melted back into tribal living in the jungles.julian jaynes
Paradise Lost, A further observation could be made upon the story of the Fall and how it is possible to look upon it as a myth of the breakdown of the bicameral mind.julian jaynes
Every god is a jealous god after the breakdown of the bicameral mind.julian jaynes
The vestiges of the bicameral mind do not exist in any empty psychological space.julian jaynes
I shall state my thesis plain. The first poets were gods. Poetry began with the bicameral mind.julian jaynes
The American psychologist Julian Jaynes, in a controversial study on the origin of consciousness, argued that the bicameral mind - in which one of the hemispheres becomes specialized in silent reading - is a late development in humankind's evolution, and that the process by which this function develops is still changing.Alberto Manguel