Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
The neurological pathways involved connecting the bicameral mind (thanks @Chawie) are forged or strengthened during these events to a near-irreversible state, the mind now appealing to this "secondary source" of belief and authority, while prior the mind previously tended to overlook what it objectively knew in favor of what it subjectively wanted.
Yes in, "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind", Julian Jaynes says that we literally heard the voice of god, but with the breakdown, the voice of god became silent, except in schizophrenia or under extreme stress.

And god's silence was interpreted as our fault through the Fall in the Garden of Eden.