The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind julian jaynes on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers at the heart of this classic seminal book is julian jayness still controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. Julian jaynes was an american psychologist best known for his book the origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind 1976 in which he argued that ancient peoples were not conscious. The origin of consciousness in the break down of the bicameral mind julian jaynes the origin of in the breakdown of the bicameral mind introduction problem of the origin of mind or more specifically the origin of. Presents a theory of the bicameral mind which holds that ancient peoples could not think as we do today and were therefore unconscious a result of the domination of the right hemisphere only catastrophe forced mankind to learn consciousness a product of human history and culture and one that issues from the brains left hemisphere
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