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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




The Humanist Hour #122  29 October 2014 (starts discussion on NDEs, paranormal and consciousness at minute 10)

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

MOOC interviews - for Think101
Interview 1 - extraordinary claims, OBE
Interview 2 - psychics, NDEs, science

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

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

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/Tremes

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

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.


My literary agent Donald Winchester at Watson Little Ltd.

Contact  Me 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. If you wish to contact me please email susan dot blackmore at virgin dot net.

I am an Honorary Member of  Population Matters

Patron of Transform - Drug Policy Foundation

Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association

"Ally of Naturalism"

"Enthusiastic Bright", visit Bright's Net

Distinguished Supporter of Atheism

I support 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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