- Abhiram M K
- United Kingdom
Student- Theoretical Physics, University of Nottingham
Can deaf people be schizophrenic?
I happened to chance upon a book by Julian Jaynes, 'The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind' which projects (I shall explain the idea vaguely) the idea that humans had 'two voices in their heads' and eventually, one of these 'voices' dissipate away leaving behind one voice, which can explain the origin of consciousness. In cases when one voice doesn't dissipate, the result is schizophrenia.
Now, Here's my question. Consider a person born with hearing inabilities. This would disable him from hearing all sounds in his environment. Would he still have the 'voice' in his head? How does this 'voice' differ? For someone who hasn't heard anything in his/ her life (assuming, he doesn't get trained to overcome his disability), is schizophrenia is possibility?