I’ve been humoring ‘it’ and taken a break from typical research, and have rather been dong some exercises to strengthen the non-verbal parts of my ‘self’.
The whole topic of hemispheric dominance is one of ‘those’ topics; fraught with a mix of pseudo-science and actual opportunities for research.
For example, there is no question that both brain hemispheres are both operating at all times in a normal, healthy person; that to say “this hemisphere only does this” and “that hemisphere only does that” is likely inappropriate.
On the other hand, apparently something very interesting happened to the brain during the Neolithic Era that we have yet to come to grips with. Now the Bicameralism theory of Julian Jaynes remains very controversial and interesting, but I personally do not think it fits all the facts correctly. The book Return to the Brain of Eden: Restoring the Connection between Neurochemistry and Consciousness by Tony Wright and Graham Gynn, another very controversial book sounds rather credible and fills in pieces to me as well. I also find the first 2/3 of this book The Fall: The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of A New Era by Steve Taylor quite masterful and hard to dispute.
One very interesting fact (yes it’s a fact) of note, is that the Left Brain Hemisphere does something called Confabulation under various circumstances. This was first proven during Split Brain experiments.
Now why am I discussing all this? Well it’s intrinsically interesting, but yes, I have a reason. In various of Jacques Vallee’s books, such as Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults, so-called “aliens” are contacted via so-called Channeling and are noted to ALWAYS lie or at least confabulate. That for supposed “nuts and bolts high-tech aliens” they don’t seem to know very much science, and their predictions tend to be wrong.
On the other hand, these so-called “aliens” do seem to get some predictions right, and do seem to be able to produce some anomalous effects.
So the question for me is, not so much HOW but WHEN. When did humans first start seeing “supernatural creatures”, that were known to lie or confabulate.
Well, the answer seems to be around the same time that the human mind started “breaking down” and something strange was happening in terms of Left and Right hemisphere balance in the Neolithic.. you know, when early mythological books began to be written, such as the Sumerian stories of “gods” and strange creatures; continuing into the time of the Old Testament, and all the way to today, when many people apparently confabulate about something they may sense, but can’t deal with rationally, such as “High Strangeness UFOs” the most modern form of mythology and confabulation.