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Michael C. Saunders - Professor of Entomology, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Author: Julian Jaynes

Book Description:

In reading this book in 1983, I learned historical and cultural examples of decision support, problem solving approaches, and their evolution. These real world examples of how humans seek and develop tools to assist them in making good decisions enabled me to assemble my interview seminar at Penn State. This seminar dealt with modern approaches to computer aided decision-making, and the examples from Jaynes helped me to craft a lively and colorful discussion of some very dry and otherwise yawn-inducing material. I got the job at Penn State. I owe part of my successful interview to this book.


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