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Research Topics

Alien Abductions

Atheism and Religion



Free Will

Lucid Dreams


Near-Death Experiences

Out-of-body Experiences

Paranormal Belief


Zen and Meditation










Skeptic trumps
see the full deck






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




OUP blog on consciousness

The Edge Question 2014. What scientific idea is ready for retirement? My answer: The neural correlates of consciousness.

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

Lecture at TAM - The Amazing Meeting. July 2013. Watch 'Fighting the Fakers - and Failing'

In the media

Blog at the Guardian's CommentisFree

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

The third Replicator - Temes

Watch my TED talk now with subtitles in 23 other languages and reworked to the Moonlight Sonata! Or read the book chapter or Feature article in New Scientist  


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

See books & online papers

Watch and listen to podcasts

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

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

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

Also see previous Edge questions

My literary agent  is Donald Winchester at Watson Little Ltd.

Contact  Please note that I get far more emails than I cope with. I do try to read them but I cannot reply to them all.
susan dot blackmore at virgin dot net

I am a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association

I am an "ally of Naturalism"

I'm an "Enthusiastic Bright". Visit Bright's Net

I am a Distinguished Supporter of Atheism

I support Pipedown

I am a Patron of Transform - Drug Policy Foundation


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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