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Research Topics

Alien Abductions

Atheism and Religion



Free Will

Lucid Dreams

Memes and tremes

Near-Death Experiences

Out-of-body Experiences

Paranormal Belief


Zen and Meditation



Blackmore Humanist


The British Humanist Association, BHA, asked for answers to 'What's it all for?' This is mine.




Skeptic trumps
see the full deck



Listed in 30 most influential psychologists (25)

and 30 most influential  counseling psychologists (30)



Spirit And Sky Leading Site Award 2004. A fine example 
of what a spiritually oriented site should be!

Spirit And Sky Top Spiritual Site 2005



Je suis Charlie and why

New   Eye of the tremes

The Eye of the Tremes
Watch our (2 min) New Video, based on the idea that phones, computers and servers are becoming interconnected like neurons in a brain. Does the advent of drones give this vast treme machine eyes?
More about Temes/Tremes

Watch my
TED talk (with subtitles) in 23 languages. Or read the book chapter or Feature article in New Scientist  

Quiet Night  is a new app for babies based on my long-ago research on BabyTape.

Recent articles

The Edge Question 2015, My answer. Also translated into German in Süddeutsche Zeitung, and summarised in Brainpickings.
See my Contributions to previous Edge questions 2005-2014

Hallucinogens in my life, in The Psychologist, September 2014

100 walked out of my lecture - post and comments on Richard Dawkins Foundation website, and  at Psychology Today.
 'I am offended, I won't listen'

Joy and Jhanas, Mountain Silence, issue 25, summer 2014 and blog on Psychology Today


Now available in the BBC archive. Castaway on Desert Island Discs BBC Radio 4, 3.5.98 and 8.5.98.


Anorexia ...
You can read about Emily and her anorexia in the Mail, on ABC News, in her blog, and in mine at CiF.


To find out about me :
Who am I? or  CV

Forthcoming Events

You might like to know: 
Why I gave up parapsychology
Why I left my job
Why I support the legalization of drugs

My Guardian blog - Commentisfree

Psychology Today Blog

Books on Consciousness :
Consciousness: An Introduction 2nd edition 2011 and 
A very short introduction to consciousness.
Conversations on Consciousness (now also in Spanish)

Book chapter Turning on the light to see how the darkness looks, 2012

For more ...see Consciousness

Zen and the Art of Consciousness  Published April 2011 (previously Ten Zen Questions)
Read Chapters 1 to 8, Join in the
Ten Zen Blog
or my Psychology Today blog
or for more see Zen

Free will
Lecture 'Living without free will'; British Humanist Annual Conference 2013

Listen to "The Myth of Free Will", broadcast on BBC Radio 3, on 2.11.08 - on YouTube May 2014

'Did I get here of my own free will?' Science and Cocktails, Copenhagen, 19 March 2013 video  and an interview.

Literary agent Donald Winchester at Watson Little Ltd.

Contact  Please note: I am drastically cutting the time I spend on emails. For any urgent work-related requests please contact my agent or email my assistant alisonseldon@gmail.com 

Want to know why?

I am an Honorary Member of  Population Matters

Patron of Transform - Drug Policy Foundation

Patron of the British Humanist Association

Ally of NaturalismEnthusiastic Bright

Distinguished Supporter of Atheism

supporter of Pipedown

I am on the Advisory Board, Brain Preservation Society


Find me at Academia.edu.

I have left LinkedIn because of the large number of requests from people I do not know.

I am not on Facebook or Twitter.

I believe there are pages about me on Facebook but I have nothing to do with them.


Green weddings. You can get married in our house!


My husband, 
Adam Hart-Davis  

My family

My daughter Emily Troscianko, working on science and literary criticism at Oxford.

My son Jolyon Troscianko, who drew the pictures for my books
Consciousness, VSI, and ConCon.

Their father, the late Tom Troscianko

Meme Lab UK



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