I am starting this thread because the other one with regard to consciousness is so long that I doubt I would be able to interject what my researches have found nor do I have time to read through all of it. Recently I read a book named The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by one Julian Jaynes. It was very fascinating in the prospectus of accounting for his theory concerning cognitive decision making, the bi-cameral mind, and the evolution of 'consciousness'. He is far from being a 'light-weight' on the subject and was extensively involved with the field of cognitive sciences for quite some time. To get a idea of what his theories are I recommend reading the following paper he wrote titled: CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE VOICES OF THE MIND. So does anyone have anything to say regarding the proposals of Jaynes and his theories concerning consciousness?