Universal Journal of Psychology(CEASE PUBLICATION) Vol. 5(3), pp. 157 - 166
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2017.050308
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The Dual Quadbrain Model and Modular Consciousness

Bruce Eldine Morton *
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, USA


A multiple module model of human consciousness is needed because several powerful subconscious elements have been found which strongly influence behavior. Recognition of the existence of brain-mind modules is as old as written history. Recently, McLean's evolutionary Triune Brain model, has been expanded to Morton's Dual Quadbrain Model of modular consciousness. The bilaterality of the cerebrum is necessary because the left hemisphere is specialized in top-down logic, which cannot occur in the same space as the right hemisphere's bottom-up orientation. These differences have led to the concept of hemisity, which is based upon which side of the anterior cingulate, part of the executive ego, was larger, thus determining the right or left brain-orientation of the individual. The cerebellum which is also bilateral, houses Freud's Superego with its life and social orientation, so often emulated in religion. It also houses the Thanatos, Reactive Mind, Pain Body, and mutated developmental arrest repair program (xDARP), source of conflict between mates leading to more than 50% to divorce in the US. Lastly, the brain core is also bilateral with Freud's ferocious wolf-Id on one side and the loyal and supportive dog-Id on the other. These produce the hostile or friendly ultimate brain output. With these seven brain modules active, we are a formidable society of seven.

Brain Mental Modules, Bilateral Brain, Hemisity, Subconscious, Unconscious, Preconscious

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[1] Bruce Eldine Morton , "The Dual Quadbrain Model and Modular Consciousness," Universal Journal of Psychology(CEASE PUBLICATION), Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 157 - 166, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2017.050308.

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Bruce Eldine Morton (2017). The Dual Quadbrain Model and Modular Consciousness. Universal Journal of Psychology(CEASE PUBLICATION), 5(3), 157 - 166. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2017.050308.