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Books Related to Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory

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Auditory Hallucinations in Adults

In his theory, Julian Jaynes describes the role hallucinations played in an earlier mentality, prior to the development of subjective consciousness. He predicted that hallucinations were more common in the normal population than was known at the time, and this has been confirmed in literally hundreds of studies over the past three decades. Below are books supporting this aspect of Jaynes's theory:

The Origin and Mechanisms of Hallucinations
Wolfram Keup (Ed.), New York: Plenum Press, 1970.

Making Sense of Voices: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals Working with Voice-hearers
Marius Romme & S. Escher.

Sensory Deception: A Scientific Analysis of Hallucination
P.D. Slade and R.P. Bentall, Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1988.

Muses, Madmen, and Prophets

Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of Auditory Hallucination
Daniel B. Smith, Penguin Press, 2007.
Provides indirect corroboration of Jaynes's theory through the discussion of the nature and prevalence of auditory hallucinations throughout history.

When Self-Consciousness Breaks

When Self-Consciousness Breaks: Alien Voices and Inserted Thoughts
G. Lynn Stephens and George Graham, The MIT Press, 2000.

Of Two Minds: Poets Who Hear Voices
Judith Weissman.
Contains a lengthy discussion of the Iliad and the Odyssey with regard to Jaynes's theory, as well as hallucinations in a variety of poets.

Hallucinations
L. J. West (Ed.), New York: Grune and Stratton, 1962.

Historical Perspectives:

Hallucinations: The Rational History of Apparitions, Visions, Dreams, Ecstasy, Magnetism, and Somnambulism
Alexandre-Jacques-Francois Brierre de Boismont, 1853.