Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind: Bibliographical Excerpts

"The problem drifts off into even more mystery when we remember that the neurological structure necessary for language exists in right hemisphere as well as the left. In a child, a major lesion of Wernicke's area on the left hemisphere, or of the underlying thalamus which connects it to the brainstem, produces transfer of the whole speech mechanism to the right hemisphere. A very few ambidextrous people actually do have speech on both hemispheres. Thus the usually speechless right hemisphere can under certain conditions become a language hemisphere, just like the left." (Jaynes., Julian (1976) Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Houghton Mifflin: Boston p. 102-3)