The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Book - 1976
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that consciousness did not evolve at the dawn of man's existence but, being grounded in the physiology of the brain's dual hemispheres, was learned 3000 years ago

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1976.
ISBN: 9780395207291
Characteristics: 467 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Bicameral mind.


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Sep 10, 2018

This is an outstanding book, a real explanation of what consciousness is and how it works and the history of its development. I gave it five stars only because I couldn’t give it six.

Apr 23, 2018

Disappointing book. I know a lot of very inspirational people love this book, but I found the author extremely boring and not able to defend his thesis in the slightest. The origin of consciousness is a fascinating concept as is the author's idea that at some point man was not wholly conscious of our surrounding. Unfortunately there's just too much pseudo-science and gibberish here that he does not ever develop a well-structured argument. Just rambles all over the place.


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