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Shamanism and the Evolutionary origins of Schizophrenia
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RE: Shamanism and the Evolutionary origins of Schizophrenia
I thought this thread was going to be about Bicameralism:

Quote:a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human mind once assumed a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be "speaking", and a second part which listens and obeys—a bicameral mind.

Quote:According to Jaynes, ancient people in the bicameral state of mind would have experienced the world in a manner that has some similarities to that of a schizophrenic. Rather than making conscious evaluations in novel or unexpected situations, the person would hallucinate a voice or "god" giving admonitory advice or commands and obey without question: one would not be at all conscious of one's own thought processes per se.

I'll take a look at the video. Looks interesting.
06-01-2015 10:35 AM
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RE: Shamanism and the Evolutionary origins of Schizophrenia - Lucky - 06-01-2015 10:35 AM

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