Friday, June 13, 2008

Guided by voices

EP tells all to Rachel Aviv at Triple Canopy:

Jaynes’s audacious thesis—that early man did not possess consciousness—makes you ponder the very nature of an interior life. Why do we have two brain hemispheres, and why does everyone—writer or not—have the experience of silently talking to oneself, weighing options, narrating everyday life? Who is talking to whom?

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