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Publications

This is a complete list of my publications, in date order.
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Books                                                               

Blackmore, S 2011 Zen and the Art of Consciousness, Oxford, Oneworld Publications, ISBN-10: 185168798X

Blackmore, S. 2010 Consciousness: A Brief Insight, New York, Sterling (a highly illustrated version of A Very Short Introduction to Consciousness.

Blackmore, S. 2010 Consciousness: An Introduction, Second Edition, London, Hodder Education, pb  ISBN-10: 144410487X . New York, Oxford University Press, Feb 2011, pb ISBN-10: 0199739099

Blackmore, S. 2009 Ten Zen Questions, Oxford, OneWorld,  2009. ISBN 978-1-85168-642-1  Translations

Blackmore, S. 2005 Conversations on Consciousness, Oxford, Oxford University Press, hb ISBN 0 19 280622-X and New York 2006 hardback ISBN 0-19-517958-7  Translations

Blackmore, S. 2005 A Very Short Introduction to Consciousness, Oxford, Oxford University Press, paperback 0 19 2805851  Translations

Blackmore, S. 2003 Consciousness: An Introduction, London, Hodder & Stoughton, pb ISBN: 0340809094. and 2004 New York, Oxford University Press,  hb ISBN 0195153421 pb ISBN 019515343X

Blackmore, S. 1999 The Meme Machine , Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, Hardback ISBN 0-19-850365-2.  2000 Paperback ISBN 0-19-286212-X  Translations

Blackmore, S. and Hart-Davis, A. 1995 Test Your Psychic Powers London, Thorsons, ISBN 1-85538-441-8; and 1997 New York, Sterling, ISBN 0-8069-9669-2.   Translations

Blackmore, S. 1996 In Search of the Light: The Adventures of a Parapsychologist, Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, ISBN1-57392-061-4. 

Blackmore, S. 1993 Dying to Live: Science and the Near Death Experience, London, Grafton, ISBN 0 586 09212 9 
and Dying to Live: Near Death Experiences. Buffalo, N.Y., Prometheus, ISBN 087975 870 8  Translations

Blackmore, S. 1982/1992 Beyond the Body: An investigation into out-of-body experiences
1992 (with new postscript), Chicago, Academy Chicago, ISBN 0 89733 344 6. First published in 1982,  London, Heinemann, ISBN 434 07470 5; and paperback 1983 London, Paladin, ISBN 0 586 08428 2. Translations

Blackmore, S. 1986 The Adventures of a Parapsychologist  
Buffalo, New York, Prometheus, ISBN 0 87975 360 9

Blackmore, S. 1978  Parapsychology and out-of-the-body Experiences  
1978, Society for Psychical Research, London; and Transpersonal Books, Hove, ISBN 0906326 01X

 

Contributions to Books  

Blackmore, S. 2014 Losing our hands. In: What should we be worried about? Ed. John Brockman, NY, Harper, 2014, 306-9

Blackmore, S. (2013) Living without free will. In Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Ed G. Caruso pp161-175

Blackmore, S. (2012)  Near-death experiences: In or out of the body? In Fredriksson, I (Ed) Aspects of Consciousness: Essays on Physics, death and the Mind, Jefferson, NC. McFarland 104-18 (reprinted from Skeptical Inquirer 1991 with a new introduction, February 2010 - an update on OBEs)

Blackmore, S. (2012) Correlation is not a cause. In This will make you smarter, Ed John Brockman, N.Y. Harper, 215-17

Blackmore, S. (2012) Turning on the light to see how the darkness looks. In Consciousness: Its Nature and Functions, Ed Shulamith Kreitler and Oded Maimon, NY, Nova pp 1-22

Blackmore, S. (2010) Why I had to change my mind. In Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, Sixth Edition, by Richard Gross, London, Hodder Education, pp 86-7 Reprinted in Opposing Viewpoints: Paranormal Phenomenon. Gale, London, 2012

Blackmore, S. (2010) My ideal world. In The World I Dream of. Ed. Curt Butz, Winchester, Hants, O-Books

Blackmore, S. (2010) Mr Polty and the magic clock, In Scientific Paranormal Investigation, by Benjamin Radford, Corrales, NM, Rhombus. 92-3

Blackmore, S. (2010) Memetics does provide a useful way of understanding cultural evolution. In Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology,  Ed. Francisco Ayala and Robert Arp, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell,  255-72.

Blackmore (2010) Dangerous Memes; or what the Pandorans let loose. In Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context, Ed. Steven Dick and Mark Lupisella, NASA 297-318

Blackmore, S. (2010) Artificial self-replicating meme machines. In: This Will Change Everything: Ideas that will shape the future. Ed. John Brockman, Harper Perenniel  pp 135-8 Reprint of my response to the Edge Question 2009

Blackmore, S. (2009) Artificial, self-replicating meme machines. In J. Brockman (Ed) This will change everything, New York, Harper Perennial. Reprint of my response to the Edge Question 2009

Blackmore, S. (2009) "Giving up ghosts and gods", In Voices of Disbelief, Ed. Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell 200-3

Blackmore, S. (2009) Behaviourism, Cognitive Psychology, The Placebo Effect, Memetics. Entries in 30-Second Theories. Ed Paul Parsons, Lewes, East Sussex, Ivy Press. pp 78-9, 80-1, 90-1, 144-5.

Blackmore, S. (2009) A psychological theory of the OBE. In Psychological Scientific Perspectives on Out of Body and Near Death Experiences. Ed: Craig D. Murray. NY Nova. 23-36
Reprinted from Journal of Parapsychology 48 201-218 1984. PDF, with new postscript. pp 53-6

Blackmore, S. (2009) Where are you, Sue? In: What have you changed your mind about? Today's leading minds rethink everything, Ed. John Brockman, Harper Perenniel  pp 18-20 Reprint of my response to the Edge Question 2008

Blackmore, S. (2007) Memes, minds and imagination. In Imaginative Minds (Proceedings of the British Academy). Ed. Ilona Roth, Oxford University Press, pp 61-78

Blackmore, S.J. (2007) Imitation makes us human. In What makes us human? Ed. Charles Pasternak, Oxford, Oneworld, pp 1-16. Extract

Blackmore, S.J. (2007) Everything is pointless. In What is your dangerous idea? Ed. John Brockman, Harper Perennial, p 188 and my response to the the Edge Annual Question 2006

Blackmore, S.J. (2007)  In The Myth of Free Will, Ed. Cris Evatt, Cafe Essays, Princeville, HI, Foreword (ix-xiv) and Living Happily and Morally (49-51)

Blackmore, S.J. (2005) It is possible to live happily and morally without believing in free will. In What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty. Ed. John Brockman, Free Press, 41-2
Reprinted in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ed. D. Eggers Houghton Mifflin 2006 p 14-15.

Blackmore, S.J. (2005) Even deeper misunderstandings of memes: Commentary on Gil-White, In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 2 406-9

Blackmore, S.J. (2005) Evidence for memetic drive?: Commentary on Iacoboni, In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 1 203-5

Blackmore, S.J. (2005) A possible confusion between mimetic and memetic. In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 2 396-8

Blackmore, S.J. (2005) Can memes meet the challenge?: Commentary on Chater and Greenberg. In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 2 409-11

Blackmore,S.J. (2005) Out-of-body experiences. In Parapsychology: Research into Exceptional Experiences, Ed. J.Henry, London, Routledge, 188-195

Blackmore,S.J. (2005) Near-death experiences. In Parapsychology: Research into Exceptional Experiences, Ed. J.Henry, London, Routledge, 196-203

Blackmore, S.J. (2004) Consciousness, Oxford Companion to the Mind, Ed. R.L. Gregory, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 206

Blackmore, S.J. (2004) Extrasensory perception, Oxford Companion to the Mind, Ed. R.L. Gregory, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 322-4

Blackmore, S.J. (2004) Memes, Oxford Companion to the Mind, Ed. R.L. Gregory, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 559

Blackmore, S.J. (2004) Out-of-body experience, Oxford Companion to the Mind, Ed. R.L. Gregory, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 683-5

Blackmore, S. (2003) Evolution und Meme: Das menschliche Gehirn als selektiver Imitationsapparat. In Gene, Meme und Gehirne: Geist und Gesellschaft als Natur: Eine Debatte, Ed. Becker, A., Mehr, C., Nau, H.H., Reuter, G. und Stegmüller, D., Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 2003, 49-89. (German translation of Blackmore,S. 2003 Evolution and memes: The human brain as a selective imitation device. Cybernetics and Systems, 32, 225-255, 2001)

Blackmore, S. (2003) I memi e lo sviluppo del cervello, in KOS 211, aprile 2003, pp. 56-64. (Italian translation of Blackmore,S. 2003 Evolution and memes: The human brain as a selective imitation device. Cybernetics and Systems, 32, 225-255, 2001)

Blackmore, S. (2003) The evolution of meme machines. In Meneghetti, A. et al.  Ontopsychology and Memetics, Rome, Psicologica Editrice, pp 233-240. 
See also a Note on Ontopsychology.
This paper is also available in French, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian.

Blackmore, S. (2002) Meme machines and consciousness. In Rita Carter, Consciousness, London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, pp 241-243

Blackmore, S.J. (2002) Zen into science. In Joseph, R. (Ed) NeuroTheology: Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience, University Press, California, 159-160. 
See also a note on NeuroTheology.

Blackmore, S.J. (2002) Near-death experiences: In or out of the body? In Joseph, R. (Ed) NeuroTheology: Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience, University Press, California, 361-369 (reprinted from Skeptical Inquirer 1991)
See also a note on NeuroTheology.

Blackmore, S.J. (2002) Near-death experiences. In M. Shermer (Ed) The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, Santa Barbara, CA., ABC-Clio, 152-157

Blackmore, S.J. (2002) Out-of-body experiences. In M. Shermer (Ed) The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, Santa Barbara, CA., ABC-Clio, 164-169

Blackmore, S.J. (2002) Memes as good science. In M. Shermer (Ed) The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, Santa Barbara, CA., ABC-Clio, 652-663. Reprint of Blackmore,S.J. 1997 The power of the meme meme. The Skeptic (US), 5 No 2, 43-49

Blackmore,S.J. (2002) What is consciousness? In H. Swain (Ed) Big Questions in Science, London, Jonathan Cape, 39-43

Blackmore, S.J. (2002) Meme. In M. Pagel (Ed) Encyclopedia of Evolution, New York, Oxford University Press, 713-716

Blackmore, S.J. (2002) in Ciencia y sociedad: diversidad humana, S.Blackmore, J.C.Bolibar, R.Folch and J.R.Molins (n.b. I found this online and have no idea what it is - if anyone knows please tell me!)

Blackmore,S.J. (2001) Ectoplasm. In C.Blakemore and S. Jennett (Eds) Oxford Companion to the Body, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 236

Blackmore,S.J. (2001) Meme. In C.Blakemore and S. Jennett (Eds) Oxford Companion to the Body, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 453-454

Blackmore,S.J. (2001) Near-death experiences. In C.Blakemore and S. Jennett (Eds) Oxford Companion to the Body, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 491-492

Blackmore,S.J. (2001) Why I have given up. In P. Kurtz (Ed) Skeptical Odysseys: Personal Accounts by the World’s Leading Paranormal Inquirers, Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, 85-94

Blackmore,S.J. 2000 The meme's eye view. In Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science, Ed. R.A.Aunger, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Waking from the Meme Dream. In The Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Science and Our Day-to-day Lives, Ed. G.Watson, S.Batchelor and G.Claxton, London, Rider, 112-122. Also available in Italian and French at http://zenmontpellier.multimania.com/Meme.html
http://zenmontpellier.multimania.com/Memes.html, and in Spanish in Dharma, 1, 21-9, 2005

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Some advice on questionnaire research. In A Brief Manual for Work in Parapsychology, NY, Parapsychology Foundation, 67-82 (reprint of 1985b)

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Neurophysiologische Erklärungen der Nah-Todeserfahrung. In. Todesnähe, Ed. H.Knoblauch and H-G Soeffner, UVK Universitätsverlag, Konstanz, 37-63

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Memes, minds, and consciousness. In The Future of Psychology, Stichting VSPA Ledenservice, Amsterdam, 39-41. Abstract

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Meme und die Zukunft unseres Geistes. In Zukunftsentwürfe: Ideen für eine Kultur der Veränderung. J.Rüsen, H.Leitgeb, and N.Jegelka (Eds), Frankfurt, Campus Verlag, 301-308 (trans B.Gerlinghoff from conference paper "Memes and the Future of our Minds" Essen, Germany, November 1998)

Blackmore,S.J. 1998. Psi in psychology. In Frazier,K. (Ed) Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge and Belief, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY. 235-239 (reprint of 1994b).

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Why psi tells us nothing about consciousness. In S.R.Hameroff, A.W.Kaszniak and .C.Scott (Eds) Toward a Science of Consciousness II, MIT Press. 701-707.

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Psychic experiences: psychic illusions. In Frazier,K. (Ed) Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge and Belief, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY. 201-211 (reprint of article in Skeptical Inquirer 1992)

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Near-death experiences. In Frazier,K. (Ed) Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge and Belief, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY. 273-284 (reprint of article in Skeptical Inquirer 1991)

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Lucid dreams. In Frazier,K. (Ed) Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge and Belief, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY. 285-293 (reprint of 1991)

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 Out-of-body Experiences. In Encyclopedia of the Paranormal, Ed. G. Stein, Buffalo, N.Y. Prometheus. 471-483

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 Near-death Experiences: In or out of the body?The Near-Death Experience: A Reader, Ed. L.W.Bailey and J.Yates, New York and London, Routledge. 281-297  (reprint of Blackmore,S.J. 1991

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 Near-Death Experiences.In Encyclopedia of the Paranormal. Ed. G. Stein, Buffalo, N.Y. Prometheus. 425-441

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 Beinahe tot. (translation of 1991d) Der Hundertste Affe, Ed. G. von Randow, Hamburg, Rowohlt

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Parapsychology. In Controversies in Psychology, London, Longman Essential Psychology, 1-20 (reprint of 1994).

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 Women skeptics. In L.Coly and R.A.White (Eds), Women and Parapsychology N.Y. Parapsychology Foundation, 234-236.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 Are women more sheepish?: Gender differences in belief in the paranormal. In L.Coly and R.A.White (Eds) Women and Parapsychology N.Y. Parapsychology Foundation, 68-89.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 The lure of the paranormal. In: Taking Sides: Clashing views on controversial psychological issues. 8th edition. Ed. B.Slife. Guilford, Conn; Dushkin (1994) (Reprint of 1990b)

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 Parapsychology. In: Companion Encyclopedia of Psychology, Ed. A. Colman, London, Routledge. 971-990 (1994)

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Psychische Illusionene. In Mein Paranormales Fahrrad und andere Anlasse zur Skepsis, entdeckt im "Skeptical Inquirer" Ed. G. von Randow. Hamburg; Rowohlt. 1993, 131-139 (reprint of 1992b)

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Beinahe Tot. In Mein Paranormales Fahrrad und andere Anlasse zur Skepsis, entdeckt im "Skeptical Inquirer" Ed. G. von Randow. Hamburg; Rowohlt. 1993, 115-129 (reprint of 1991d)

Blackmore,S.J. 1992 Det flygtige abne sind: Ti ars negativ forskning i parapsykologi. In: Er Der Mere Mellem Himmel og Jord? Ed. I Ulbaek and L.P.Jepsen, Copenhagen, Gyldendal 105-120, 1992, (reprint of 1987c)

Blackmore,S.J. 1991 The Elusive Open Mind. In: The Hundredth Monkey and other Paradigms of the Paranormal Ed. K.Frazier Buffalo, NY Prometheus 1991 125-135 (Reprint of 1987c)

Blackmore,S.J. 1991 Beyond the Self: The Escape from Reincarnation. In: Buddhism and Psychology In Reincarnation: Fact or Fable? Ed. Berger,A.S. and Berger,J. Aquarian 1991 117-129

Blackmore,S.J. 1990 The lure of the paranormal. In Het Paranormale ter Discussie Utrecht, Studium Generale van de Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht, (Reprint of 1990b)

Blackmore,S.J. 1990 Minds, Brains and Death. In: Frontiers of Science Ed. A.Scott Oxford, Basil Blackwell 1990 36-49

Blackmore,S.J. 1990 Mental Models and Mystical Experience. In: Space in Mind Ed. J.Crook and D.Fontana, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element 1990 66-75

Blackmore,S.J. 1989 Confessions of a Parapsychologist. In: The Fringes of Reason Ed. T.Schultz New York, Harmony 1989 70-74

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 Out of the body. In: Not Necessarily the New Age:Critical Essays Ed. R.Basil, Buffalo, New York, Prometheus, 1988, 165-184

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 Consciousness, In: Future Earth; Exploring the frontiers of science Ed. N.Calder and J.Newell Oxford, Equinox, 1988, 179-188

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 A Theory of lucid dreams and OBEs. In: Conscious Mind: Sleeping Brain Ed. J.Gackenbach and S.LaBerge, New York, Plenum, 1988, 373-387  PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1987 Out-of-the-body experience. In: The Oxford Companion to the Mind Ed. R.L.Gregory, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1987 571-573

Blackmore,S.J. 1986 Who am I?: Changing models of reality in Meditation. In: Beyond Therapy: The impact of Eastern religions on psychological theory and practice Ed. G.Claxton, London, Wisdom, 1986, 71-85

Blackmore,S.J. 1986 The Adventures of a psi-inhibitory experimenter. In: A Skeptic's Handbook of Parapsychology Ed. P.Kurtz, Buffalo, New York, Prometheus, 1986, 425-448

Blackmore,S.J. 1983 Unrepeatability: Parapsychology's Only Finding. In The Repeatability Problem in Parapsychology. Ed. B.Shapin and L.Coly. New York, Parapsychology Foundation. 1983, 183-206

Blackmore,S.J. 1982 Out-of-the-body experiences. In: Psychical Research: A guide to its history, principles and practice. Ed. I.Grattan-Guinness, Wellingborough, Northants, Aquarian 1982 78-89

 

Papers : Refereed Journals and Refereed Proceedings

Blackmore, S. 2012 She won't be me. Journal of Consciousness Studies, Singularity Special Edition, 19, No 1-2, 16-19

Blackmore, S. 2008 Memes shape brains shape memes. Commentary on Christiansen and Chater. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 513

Blackmore, S.J. 2005 Implications for memetics. Commentary on Steels, L and Belpaeme, T. Coordinating perceptually grounded categories through language: A case study for colour. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 490

Blackmore, S.J. (2005) Confusion worse confounded. Commentary on Sheldrake. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12:6, 64-6

Blackmore, S.J. (2003) Consciousness in Meme Machines. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 10:4-5, 19-30  WORD  PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 2002 The Question is - Who am I? Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 96, 2002, 143-151. Reprinted from Exceptional Human Experience, 1992

Blackmore, S.J. and Rose, N. (2002) Testing the bioelectric shield. Alternative Therapies, 8;5, 62-67.  PDF
See also - Correspondence about the research on bioelectric shields.
Watch my Lecture  at TAM 2013

Blackmore,S.J. (2002) There is no stream of consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 9, 17-28

Parker, J.D. and Blackmore, S.J. (2002)   Comparing the content of sleep paralysis and dream reports. Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams. 12, 45-59  PDF 

Rose,N. and Blackmore,S.J. (2002) Horses for courses: Tests of a psychic claimant. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 66, 29-40 Photo

Blackmore, S. (2001) Three experiments to test the sensorimotor theory of vision. Commentary on O’Regan and Noë, ,Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24 (5), 977

Blackmore, S. and Seebold, M. (2001) The effect of horoscopes on women’s relationships. Correlation, 19 (2), 17-32

Rose, N. and Blackmore, S.J. (2001)  Are false memories psi conducive? Journal of Parapsychology, 65, 125-144 PDF

Blackmore,S. 2001 Evolution and memes: The human brain as a selective imitation device. Cybernetics and Systems, 32, 225-255.
Italian translation Blackmore S. (2003), "I memi e lo sviluppo del cervello", in KOS 211, aprile 2003, pp. 56-64.
German translation “Evolution und Meme: Das menschliche Gehirn als selektiver Imitationsapparat” Gene, Meme und Gehirne: Geist und Gesellschaft als Natur Eine Debatte, Ed. Becker, A., Mehr, C., Nau, H.H., Reuter, G. und Stegmüller, D. Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 2003, 49-89

Bull,L., Holland,O. and Blackmore,S. 2000 On meme-gene coevolution. Artificial Life, 6, 227-235 PDF 

Blackmore,S.J. and Cox, M. 2000 Alien abductions, Sleep paralysis and the temporal lobe. European Journal of UFO and Abduction Studies, 1, 113-118

Blackmore,S.J. 2000 Memes and the malign user illusion (abstract), Consciousness and Cognition, 9, S49

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Meme machines and consciousness, Journal of Intelligent Systems, 9, 355-376 abstract  

 Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Abduction by aliens or sleep paralysis? Skeptical Inquirer, 22, 23-28  see SI version

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Experiences of anoxia: Do reflex anoxic seizures resemble near-death experiences? Journal of Near Death Studies, 17, 111-120

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Imitation and the definition of a meme. Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission, 2.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Probability misjudgment and belief in the paranormal: a newspaper survey. British Journal of Psychology, 88, 683-689

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Back to Basics. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 61, 333-335

Blackmore,S.J. and Rose,N.J. 1997  Reality and Imagination: A psi-conducive confusion? Journal of Parapsychology. 61, 321-335

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 Near Death Experiences (Invited Editorial review) Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 89, 73-76.

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 What’s in the box? An ESP test with Chris Robinson. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60, 322-324

Blackmore,S.J., Brelstaff,G., Nelson, K. and Troscianko,T. 1995 Is the richness of our visual world an illusion? Transsaccadic memory for complex scenes. Perception, 24, 1075-1081c
[NB - this was the first experiment on 'change blindness' ever published]

Matthews,R. and Blackmore,S.J 1995.  Why are coincidences so impressive? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 80, 1121-1122 (PDF removed after copyright request from publishers)

Blackmore,S.J.  and Moore,R. 1994 Seeing things: Visual recognition and belief in the paranormal. European Journal of Parapsychology, 10, 91-103 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1994a  Out-of-body experiences and confusion-ism: A response to Woodhouse . New Ideas in Psychology, 12, 27-30 PDF

Blackmore,S.J., Galaud,K. and Walker,C. (1994) Psychic Experiences as Illusions of Causality In Research in Parapsychology 1991 Ed. E.W.Cook and D.Delanoy, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow, 89-93.

Blackmore,S.J. 1993   Near-Death Experiences in India: They have tunnels too. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 11, 205-217 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. and Chamberlain,F. 1993 ESP and Thought Concordance in Twins: A Method of Comparison. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 59, 89-96 PDF 

Blackmore,S.J.1992 The Question is - Who am I? Researcher Profile 7. Exceptional Human Experience, 10, 167-170

Blackmore,S.J. 1991 Psi in Science (The Imich Prize Essay) Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 57 404-411 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. and Wooffitt, R.C.1990  Out of the body experiences in young children Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 56 155-158 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1989b What do we really think?: A survey of Parapsychologists and Sceptics. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 55 251-262 PDF

Blackmore,S.J.  1989a A critical response to Rick Berger Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 83 145-154 Berger's article

Blackmore,S.J. and Troscianko,T.S.1989 The Physiology of the Tunnel Journal of Near-Death Studies 8 15-28 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 Do we need a new psychical research? Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 55 49-59

Blackmore,S.J. and Troscianko,T.S. 1988 The Psychophysics of death Perception 17 419 (abstract)

Blackmore,S.J. 1987a A report of a visit to Carl Sargent's laboratory Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 54 186-198. A note on the Sargent affair.

Blackmore,S.J. 1987b (A response to Harley, Matthews and Sargent) Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 54 275-276

Blackmore,S.J. 1987c Where am I?: Perspectives in imagery, and the out-of-body experience Journal of Mental Imagery 11 53-66 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1987d Parapsychology's Choice (commentary on Rao and Palmer, and Alcock) Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10:4 572-573 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1986a  Spontaneous and deliberate OBEs: a questionnaire survey Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 53 218-224 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1986b Out-of-body experiences in schizophrenia: a questionnaire survey Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 174 615-619

Blackmore,S.J. 1986c Where am I?: perspectives in imagery, memory and the OBE. In: Research in Parapsychology 1985 Ed. D.Weiner and D.Radin, Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow, 163-164

Blackmore,S.J. 1986d What it's like to be a mental model. In: Research in Parapsychology 1985 Ed. D.Weiner and D.Radin Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow, 163-164

Blackmore,S.J. 1985a Viewpoints in imagery, memory and the near-death experience (abstract) International Imagery Bulletin 2 16

Blackmore,S.J.1985b Some speculations on the nature of consciousness (abstract) Proceedings of the British Psychological Society 1985, 3

Blackmore,S.J. and Troscianko,T.S. 1985 Belief in the Paranormal: Probability judgements, illusory control and the "chance baseline shift" British Journal of Psychology 76 459-468

Troscianko,T.S. and Blackmore,S.J. 1985  A possible artifact in a PK test for babies European Journal of Parapsychology 6 95-97 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1984a A postal survey of OBEs and other experiences Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 225-244 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1984b  A psychological theory of the OBE Journal of Parapsychology 48 201-218 PDF Also reprinted, with new postscript, in Psychological Scientific Perspectives on Out of Body and Near Death Experiences. Ed: Craig D. Murray. NY Nova, 2009

Blackmore,S.J. 1984c ESP in young children Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 311-318 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1984d Accounting for out-of-body experiences Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 37 (abstract)

Blackmore,S.J. and Troscianko,T.S. 1984 A baby operated tape player Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 37 A53 (abstract)

Troscianko,T.S. and Blackmore,S.J. 1983 Sheep-goat effect and the illusion of control In: Research in Parapsychology 1982 Ed. W.G.Roll, J.Beloff and R.A.White, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow 202-203

Blackmore,S.J.1983a  Divination with Tarot cards: an empirical study Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 97-101 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1983b Imagery and the OBE Research in Parapsychology 1982 Ed. W.G.Roll, J.Beloff and R.A.White, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow 231-232

Blackmore,S.J. 1983c Prospects for a psi-inhibitory experimenter Research in Parapsychology 1982 Ed. W.G.Roll, J.Beloff and R.A.White, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow 17-20

Blackmore,S.J. 1983d Are out-of-the-body experiences evidence for survival? Anabiosis 3 137-155

Blackmore,S.J. 1983e Birth and the OBE: an unhelpful analogy Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 77 229-238

Blackmore,S.J. and Harris,J. 1983 OBEs and perceptual distortions in schizophrenic patients and students. In Research in Parapsychology 1982 Ed. W.G.Roll, J.Beloff and R.A.White, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow, 232-234

Blackmore,S.J. 1982b  Have you ever had an OBE?: the wording of the question Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 51 292-302 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1982a OBEs, lucid dreams and imagery: two surveys Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 76 301-317 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1981d The effect of variations in target material on ESP and memory Research Letter 11 Parapsychology Laboratory, Utrecht 1-26 PDF 

Blackmore,S.J. 1981c  Errors and confusions in ESP European Journal of Parapsychology 4 49-70 PDF 

Blackmore,S.J. 1981a Reliability and other ignored issues in parapsychology In: Research in Parapsychology 1980 Ed. W.G.Roll and J.Beloff, Metuchen,. N.J. Scarecrow Press, 14

Blackmore,S.J. 1981b A survey of OBEs. In: Research in Parapsychology 1980 Ed. W.G.Roll and J.Beloff, Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press 105-106

Blackmore,S.J. 1980a An investigation into the Tarot. In: Research in Parapsychology 1979 Ed. W.G.Roll, Metuchen,N.J. Scarecrow Press, 151-152

Blackmore,S.J. 1980b A study of memory and ESP in young children. In: Research in Parapsychology 1979 Ed. W.G.Roll, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 152-154

Blackmore,S.J. 1980c Correlations between ESP and Memory European Journal of Parapsychology 3 127-147 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1980d A study of memory and ESP and young children Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 50 501-520 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1980eThe extent of selective reporting of ESP ganzfeld studies European Journal of Parapsychology 3 213-220 PDF

 

Papers : Non-Refereed and Others

Unpublished 2013: Evans,D., Ayoub,M. Jakobus,B., Siskind,S., Burgoyne,L. and Blackmore,S. Belief in the paranormal correlates with lower Risk Intelligence. PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 2009 Evolution’s third replicator: Genes, memes and now what? New Scientist, 1 August 2009, 36-39 choose a name

Blackmore, S.2008 The trouble with Memetics. Skeptical Inquirer, 32,65

Blackmore, S.2007 Memes, Creativity and Consciousness. PROP, October 2007, 50-51 (reprinted from Aesthetica)

Blackmore, S.2006 The Unsolved Mystery – Excerpts from Conversations on Consciousness. Science & Spirit, July, August 2006, 72-77

Blackmore, S. 2006. Natural selection applies to everything. New Humanist, May, June 2006, 23-24

Blackmore, S. 2006. Memes, Creativity and Consciousness. Aesthetica, May, June, July 2006 Issue 13, 50

Blackmore, S. 2005. First voyages with Salvia Divinorum. Entheogen Review, 14, 102-3

Blackmore, S. 2005 Will secularism survive? Contribution to a “Symposium in print”, Free Inquiry, Vol 25, No 6. 36-7

Blackmore, S. 2004 A window on the mind. New Scientist, 13 November 2004, 36  

Blackmore, S. 2004 NDEs on TV: Why quantum coherence cannot explain the NDE The Sceptic 17(1), 8-10

Blackmore, S. 2003 The case of the mysterious mind. New Scientist, 13 December 2003, 36-39 (review of Radiant Cool by Dan Lloyd)

Blackmore,S.J. 2002 Meditation as meme weeding. New Ch’an Forum, No 26, Summer 2002, 22-26

Blackmore, S.J. 2002 The chasm of consciousness, Review of conference “Toward a science of consciousness” Tucson 2002. Trends in Cognitive Science, 6, 276-277

Blackmore, S. 2002 The grand illusion: Why consciousness only exists when you look for it.  New Scientist, 22.6.02, 26-29 (cover story)

Blackmore,S.J. 2002 Conscious effort. New Scientist, 16.3.02, p 52

Blackmore,S.J. 2001 Hello, who are you? New Scientist, 30.6.01, 52-53

Blackmore,S.J. 2001 Consciousness - Bridging the explanatory gap. The Psychologist, 14, 522-525

Blackmore, S. 2001 What is consciousness? In the series 'Big Science Questions'. Times Higher Educational Supplement, 14.9.01 p 18-19

Blackmore,S.J. 2001 What can the paranormal teach us about consciousness. Skeptical Inquirer, 25:2, 22-27 (cover story)

Blackmore,S.J. 2000 Into the Unknown, New Scientist, 4.11.00, 55 (also reprinted in Skeptical Inquirer, 25:2, 25)

Blackmore,S.J. 2000 The power of memes. Scientific American, 283:4, 52-61. Also response to letters to the editor, Scientific American, 284:2, 10 Also translated into Russian

Blackmore,S.J. 2000 Do memes make sense? Yes. Free Inquiry, Summer 2000, 42-44 (with commentary "No" by Michael Bradie) Reprinted in Think: Philosophy for Everyone, No 5. Autumn 2003, 21-26

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 The Y2K meme. The Psychologist, 12, No 12, 599

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 The forget meme not theory. Times Higher Education Supplement, 26 February,

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Meme, myself, I. New Scientist, 13 March, 40-44

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 U.K. Broadcast Commission rejects Geller’s Secrets of the Psychics complaint. Skeptical Inquirer, 22 No 6, 13 (reprint of Independent column, 6.8.98)

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 The elusive open mind: Ten years of negative research in parapsychology. The Beacon (Journal of SICEC), 2.1, 4-9, reprint of 1987.

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Sai Baba - is he really the ‘man of miracles’? New Ch’an Forum, No. 18, 19-20

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Analysing an ‘Alien’ implant. The Skeptic, 11:3, 6-7.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 The power of the meme meme. Wavelength No.17, 8-9.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 The power of the meme meme. The Skeptic (USA), 5 No 2, 43-49

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Speaking volumes, on Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Times Higher Education Supplement, 26.9.97 p 30

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Scientific analysis of an "alien implant". UFO Magazine, Nov/Dec 9-11.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Out of our minds. Wavelength, No 17, 8-10.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Memes, minds, and selves. Atheist Nation, October 1997, 7-11.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Jackie and the aliens. The Skeptic (UK), 11:1, 13-14.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 In search of the paranormal. Psychology Review, 3.3, 2-6.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Alien Dentistry. Wavelength, No 18, 10-11. (Reprinted in The Beacon (Malta) Winter 1999, 3, 7-8

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 The evolution of consciousness. Resurgence No 177, July/August 1996, 26-28.

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 Is the spirit willing? A pentalogue on parapsychology. The Psychologist, 9 No.8, 362

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Psychic Survey. Wavelength. No. 10, 2.

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Paying attention. New Ch’an Forum, No12. 9-15

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 An Antipodean Odyssey. The Skeptic, 9, No5, 17-18.

Blackmore,S. 1995 Les pouvoirs "psi". Science et Avenir, June-July 1995, 40-46.

Blackmore,S. 1995 Experiencias cercanas a la muerte dentro o fuera del cuerpo. Paraciencia del Mundo No.5 62-69. Translation into Spanish of Blackmore,S.J. 1991 Near-Death Experiences: In or out of the body? Skeptical Inquirer 16 34-45

Blackmore,S.J. 1994g A Psychic Survey for British Science Week. PA News, October 1994, 5.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994f Are psychic experiences illusions? Australian Parapsychological Review, No. 19, 3-6.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994e Alien abductions. Wavelength. No. 9, 12.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994d Alien abduction. New Scientist, 19 November, 29-31. (Cover Story)

Blackmore,S.J. 1994c Alien abductions. The Skeptic, 8, No. 4, 10.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994b Psi in Psychology Skeptical Inquirer, 18 351-355

Blackmore,S.J. 1994a I parapsicologi e i loro critici: chi fa progressi? (Parapsychologists and Critics: Who's Making the Progress?) Scienza & Paranormale 1 No 2/3, 105-115.

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Visions of the Afterlife? Focus September 1993 22-25

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Obituary: Charles Honorton. The Skeptic 7.1 9-10

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Life During Death New Statesman and Society, 25 June 1993 30-31

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Charles Honorton's legacy to parapsychology. Skeptical Inquirer, 17, 306-8.

Blackmore,S.J. 1992g NDEs - Not just the dying brain. Reply to Fontana. The Psi Researcher No.7 6-7

Blackmore,S.J. 1992f On the "Dying brain" hypothesis of NDEs. Reply to Smythies. The Psi Researcher No.7 3

Blackmore,S.J. 1992e All in the Mind. New Internationalist no.237. 7-9.

Blackmore,S.J. 1992d Heaven and the dying brain. The Wild Places, No5, 13-18

Blackmore,S.J. 1992c Glimpse of an afterlife or just the dying brain? The Psi Researcher, No.6, 2-3

Blackmore,S.J. 1992b Psychic Experiences: Psychic Illusions Skeptical Inquirer 16 367-376, French translation is at http://cabinet.auriol.free.fr/Documents/blackmore2.htm 

Blackmore,S.J. 1991f Is meditation good for you? New Scientist, 6 July

Blackmore,S.J. 1991e Bijna-dood-ervaringen: binnen of buiten het lichaam? In Geloven in het Paranormale Utrecht, Skepsis. (Translation into Dutch)

Blackmore,S.J. 1991d Near-Death Experiences: In or out of the body? Skeptical Inquirer 16 34-45 (this article has been reprinted several times and also translated into Spanish)

Blackmore,S.J. 1991c Lucid Dreams Skeptical Inquirer 15 362-370

Blackmore,S.J. 1991b Second Sight Quest 56 234-235

Blackmore,S.J. 1990b The Lure of the Paranormal New Scientist 22 Sept 1990 62-65 Also reprinted in Het Paranormale ter Discussie Utrecht, Studium Generale van de Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht.

Blackmore,S.J. 1990a Dreams that do what they're told New Scientist 6 Jan 1990 48-51

Blackmore,S.J. 1989c Down the Tunnel British and Irish Skeptic 3:3 14-17

Blackmore,S.J. 1989b Mental models in sleep: Why do we feel more conscious in lucid dreams? Lucidity Letter 8 31-46

Blackmore,S.J. 1989a Consciousness New Scientist No.1658 1 April 38-41

Blackmore,S.J. 1988b Lucid dreams and OBEs Lucidity Letter 7 35-43

Blackmore,S.J. 1988a Visions of the dying brain New Scientist 5 May No 1611 43-46 (Cover Story)

Blackmore,S.J. 1987 The elusive open mind: Ten years of negative research in parapsychology, Skeptical Inquirer 11 244-255 
Reprinted in The Hundredth Monkey and other Paradigms of the Paranormal Ed. K.Frazier Buffalo, NY Prometheus 1991 125-135 and
The Beacon (Journal of SICEC), 2.1, 4-9 1998
and in Danish as Det flygtige abne sind: Ti ars negativ forskning i parapsykologi. In: Er Der Mere Mellem Himmel og Jord? Ed. I Ulbaek and L.P.Jepsen, Copenhagen, Gyldendal 105-120, 1992

Blackmore,S.J. 1986 A long search for the paranormal Changes 4 No.3 238-241

Blackmore,S.J. 1985b Some advice on questionnaire research Parapsychology Review 16 No.5 5-8 (reprinted in A Brief Manual for Work in Parapsychology, NY, Parapsychology Foundation, 67-82, 1999) 

Blackmore,S.J. 1985a Rupert Sheldrake's "New science of life": Science, parascience or pseudo-science? Parapsychology Review 16 No.3 6-9

Blackmore,S.J. 1983b Birth, lucid dreams and the OBE Lucidity Letter 2 No.3 3-4

Blackmore,S.J. 1983a A survey of lucid dreams, OBEs and related experiences Lucidity Letter 2 No.3 1

Blackmore,S.J. 1982 Parapsychology - with or without the OBE? Parapsychology Review 13 No.6 1-7
also 1983 in Parapsychology's Second Century Ed. B.Shapin and L.Coly, New York, Parapsychology Foundation 77-98

Blackmore,S.J. 1981 A psychological approach to the out-of-body experience Christian Parapsychologist 4 9-11

Blackmore,S.J. 1979 Is ESP perceiving or remembering? Parapsychology Review 10 No4 23-27

 

Book Reviews

Blackmore, S. (2010) Review of Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mind by Shaun Gallagher, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17 1-2,  229-31

Blackmore, S. (2008) Review of Lee Silver, Challenging Nature. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture  2:4, 521-527 See online version, and author's response

Blackmore, S. (2008) Searching for Meaning in a Pointless World. A Review of Darwin's gift to science and religion by Francisco J. Ayala,  Theology and Science , Volume 6, Issue 2, 133-136

Blackmore, S. (2008) Review of Multiplicity: the New Science of You by Rita Carter, BBC Focus, February 2008

Blackmore, S. (2007) Review of Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating Fact from Fiction  edited by Sergio Della Sala, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 14, No. 11, 117-119

Blackmore, S. (2007) What Am I? A Strange Sense of Self. A Review of I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter. Nature, 3 May 2007, 447, p 29-30

Blackmore, S. (2007) How leftover circuitry from the cavemen still guides us. Review of Moral Minds: How nature designed our universal sense of right and wrong by Marc D. Hauser. Times Higher Education Supplement, 6 April 2007

Blackmore, S. (2006) Sensational Visions of Self. Review of Seeing Red: A Study in Consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey. Times Higher Education Supplement, 29 September 2006

Blackmore, S. (2006) Review of Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control by Dominic Streatfeild, BBC Focus, June 2006

Blackmore, S. (2006) Why Am I Odd? It's the UFOs. Review of Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens By Susan A. Clancy. Times Higher Education Supplement, 24 March 2006

Blackmore, S. (2006) Conjure a sheep out of thin air. Review of Rethinking Cognitive Computation: Turing and the Science of the Mind by Andrew Wells. Times Higher Education Supplement, 3 February 2006

Blackmore, S. (2006) Memetics by another name? Review of Not by Genes Alone by P.J. Richerson and R. Boyd. Bioscience, 56, 74-5

Blackmore, S. (2005) Review of De La Mettrie’s Ghost: The Story of Decisions by Chris Nunn, BBC Focus, August 2005

Blackmore, S. (2005) Last great mystery is in the grey cells. Review of The world in my mind, my mind in the world by I. Aleksander, and Consciousness: creeping up on the hard problem by Jeffrey Gray, Times Higher Education Supplement, 30 September 2005, 28-9

Blackmore, S. 2005. Review of The Wisdom Paradox by Elkhonon Goldberg, BBC Focus, November 2005, 78

Blackmore, S. 2005 The Robot’s Rebellion: Finding Meaning in the Age of Darwin by Keith E. Stanovich,  Philosophical Psychology, 18, 793-7

Blackmore, S. 2005 Destroying the zombic hunch. Review of Sweet Dreams by Daniel Dennett, Nature, 5 May 2005, 21-23

Blackmore, S. 2005   Review of The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects. Ed. Dai Rees and Steven Rose, Times Higher Education Supplement, March 2005, p 26

Blackmore, S. 2004 Heaven only knows. Review of Approaches to Consciousness: The Marriage of Science and Mysticism by Brian L. Lancaster, Palgrave Macmillan, Times Higher Education Supplement, November

Blackmore, S. 2004 Half a second to stop being wicked. Review of Mind Time by B. Libet and Wider than the Sky by G.M. Edelman. Times Higher Education Supplement, 1 October 2004, p 26

Blackmore, S. 2004 Do you believe in zombies? Review of How could conscious experiences affect brains? by Max Velmans. Times Higher Education Supplement, 25 March 2004

Blackmore, S. 2003 The case of the mysterious mind. New Scientist, 13 December 2003, 36-39 (review of Radiant Cool by Dan Lloyd)

Blackmore, S. 2003 Thought of ‘I’ remains a mystery. Review of Consciousness: A User’s Guide by Adam Zeman, Times Higher Education Supplement August 22 2003, p 26

Blackmore, S. 2003 “No way in to Moggy’s mind”, review of  Thinking about Consciousness by David Papineau, Times Higher Educational Supplement, April 11 2003 p 25

Blackmore, S. 2002 Cultural confusion. Review of Human Natures by P. Ehrlich. Contemporary Psychology, 47, 657-659

Blackmore, S. 2002 Review of The Illusion of Conscious Will by D. Wegner. Times Literary Supplement 23.8.02 p 27 

Blackmore,S. 2002 Serotonin, ergo sum. Review of Synaptic Self by J. LeDoux. New Scientist 2 Mar 2002, 47

Blackmore,S. 2000 ‘Me last’ society? Review of Unto Others by E.Sober and D.S.Wilson. The Psychologist, 13, 145

Blackmore,S. 1999 Review of The Yogins of Ladakh by John Crook and James Low, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6, 118-119

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Welcome to my world, Review of The View from Within Ed. Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear, Times Higher Education Supplement, 15 October, p 29

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Some difficult questions, Review of How the Mind Works by S.Pinker, The Psychologist, 12, 256-257

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Review of The Authority of Experience: Essays on Buddhism and Psychology. Edited by John Pickering. Buddhist Studies Review, 16, 129-132

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Review of Deception and Self-Deception by Richard Wiseman. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 63, 232-234

Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Art of letting go. Review of Zen and the Brain by J.Austin, Times Higher Education Supplement, May 7, 30

Blackmore,S.J. 1998 Adventures in the land of nod. Review of The Hidden Door by Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick, Times Higher Education Supplement, October 16. p 24

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Review of Kinds of Minds by D. Dennett. Perception, 26, 245-6.

Blackmore,S.J. 1997 Chicanery, credulity and gall. Review of Deception and Self-Deception: Investigating Psychics. by Richard Wiseman. Times Higher Educational Supplement, 17 October 1997, 38.

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 Review of The Supernatural A-Z: The Truth and the Lies. by James Randi. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 61 270-272

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 A flawed classic. Review of Cosmic Consciousness by R.M.Bucke. The Skeptic, 10.1, 25.

Blackmore,S.J. 1996 A baloney detection kit. Review of The demon haunted world by Carl Sagan. New Scientist No 2021, 16 March 1996, 50

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 What’s all this, Zen? Review of Astral Sex-Zen Teabags. The Skeptic, 9. No5, 25

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Shrouded in mystery: Review of L.Picknett and C.Prince Turin Shroud: In whose image?, The Skeptic, 9, 23.

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Review of Noises from the Darkroom: The Science and Mystery of the Mind by G.Claxton. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60, 274-275.

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Review of Are we alone? by Paul Davies. New Zealand Science Monthly August 1995, 13.

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Natural born believers? Review of Soul Searching by Nicholas Humphrey, New Scientist, 11 November, 44-5

Blackmore,S.J. 1994. Demolishing the self: Review of Noises from the Darkroom by G.Claxton. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 1, 280-282.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 The stuff that dreams are made of. Review of Dreaming as Cognition Ed. C.Cavallero and D.Foulkes. New Scientist. 29 Jan.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 Plumbing the illusion of consciousness. Review of Noises from the Darkroom by G.Claxton. New Scientist, 1 Oct, 44.

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 Minds possessed; a review of Dark White by J.Schnabel. Nature, 372, 290.

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Review of Quantifying Consciousness. by R.J.Pekala. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 59 223-224

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 Review of From Sentience to Symbols. Ed: J.Pickering and M.Skinner. Perception, 22, 376-377

Blackmore,S.J. 1993 A rational home for mysticism. A review of Human Minds: An Exploration. By M. Donaldson. New Scientist, January 23.

Blackmore,S.J. 1992 The holographic fallacy: An essay review of Michael Talbot's The Holographic Universe. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 58 270-273

Blackmore,S.J. 1992 Review of Sensory Deception by P.D.Slade and R.P.Bentall. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 86 190-193

Blackmore,S.J. 1992 Review of Parapsychology: The Controversial Science. by R.Broughton. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 58 389-391

Blackmore,S.J. 1992 Great Aspirations. Review of Parapsychology: The Controversial Science by R.Broughton. New Scientist, 11 July. 43

Blackmore,S.J. 1992 Current Thinking. Review of The Computational Brain by P.Churchland and T.Sejnowski. Times Higher Education Supplement October 23. 27.

Blackmore,S.J. 1990 Review of Transformations of Consciousness by Wilber, Engler and Brown and The Psychology of Meditation Ed by M.West Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 56 98-100  html  PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1990 Review of The Multiplicity of Dreams by H.T.Hunt. Perception 19 831.

Blackmore,S.J. 1989 The near death experience. Review of Otherworld Journeys by C.Zaleski New Scientist No.1665 61-62

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 Review of Facts, fallacies and frauds in psychology by A.M.Colman Perception 17 334-335

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 Mysteries and muddles of parapsychology Review of Readings in the philosophical problems of parapsychology by A.Flew Contemporary Psychology 33 905-906

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 Intelligence, identity and consciousness. Review of Mindwaves Ed. C.Blakemore and S.Greenfield New Scientist No.1627 58-59

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 How not to explain psychokinesis. Review of The limits of influence: Psychokinesis and the philosophy of science by S.Braude Contemporary Psychology 33 338-339

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 Facing up to death. Review of The after death experience by I.Wilson and As in Adam all die by S.Ramsay Blackley. New Humanist 103 29-30

Blackmore,S.J. 1987 Review of Flight of Mind: a psychological study of the out-of-body experience by H.J.Irwin Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 54 69-72 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1987 Review of After the Beyond by C.P.Flynn Skeptical Inquirer 12 201-202

Blackmore,S.J. 1987 Remembering or self-remembering: An essay review of Charles Tart's Waking Up - overcoming the obstacles to human potential. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 54 268-272 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1986 Review of A skeptic's handbook of parapsychology Ed. P.Kurtz Skeptical Inquirer 11 97-102

Blackmore,S.J. 1985 Review of With the eyes of the mind by G.D.Gabbard and S.Twemlow Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 53 188-192

Blackmore,S.J. 1985 Review of The near-death experience Ed. B.Greyson and C.P.Flynn Journal of Parapsychology 49 265-270

Blackmore,S.J. 1985 Review of Psi development systems by J.Mishlove Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 53 46-48

Blackmore,S.J. 1985 Review of I Ching or book of changes Richard Wilhelm Translation Psychoenergetics 5 331-332

Blackmore,S.J. 1984 Review of The psychology of Deja Vu by V.M.Neppe Contemporary Psychology

Blackmore,S.J. 1984 Review of Leaving the Body by D.S.Rogo Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 316-318

Blackmore,S.J. 1983 Review of A collection of near-death research readings Ed C.R.Lundahl and Adventures in Immortality by G.Gallup Jr. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 215-217 PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1982 Review of Out-of-body experiences: a handbook by J.L.Mitchell Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 51 387-389

Blackmore,S.J. 1982 Review of Out-of-body experiences: a handbook by J.L.Mitchell Christian Parapsychologist 4 No.7 232

Blackmore,S.J. 1981 Review of ESP and Parapsychology: a critical re-evaluation by C.E.M.Hansel and The psychology of the psychic by D.Marks and R.Kamman Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 33A 309-311

Blackmore,S.J. 1980 Review of Psi and the mind by H.J.Irwin Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 50 535-538

Blackmore,S.J. 1980 Review of Fact, Fraud and Fantasy: the occult and pseudosciences. by M.Goran Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 50 311-312

Blackmore,S.J. 1979 Review of The mediumship of the tape recorder by D.J.Ellis Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 43 70-72

Blackmore,S.J. 1979 Review of Philosophy and Parapsychology Ed.Jan Ludwig Christian Parapsychologist 3 142-144

Blackmore,S.J. 1977 Review of Learning to use extrasensory perception by C.T.Tart Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 49 546-548

 

Correspondence and Commentaries

Response to Dieguez, S. NDE experiment: ethical concerns. Skeptical Inquirer, 33 (5), 44-8

"Deluded computers", Letter to New Scientist, 9 August 2003, 28

Blackmore, S. A response to Gustav Jahoda. History of the Human Sciences, 15, 69-71

Blackmore, S. (2001) Response to letters to the editor, Scientific American, 284:2, 10

Author’s response to Review of The Meme Machine by R.L.Campbell, Metascience, 9, 254-6, 2000

Readers’ reactions (on TQA) Times Higher Education Supplement, 22.10.99, 20

Tunnel vision and tunnel experiences. Letter to the Editor, Journal of Near-Death Studies, 17 (4), 271-272, 1999  

Chronic fatigue syndrome. Letter to the Editor, The Psychologist, 1998

Whistle-blowing. Letter to the Editor, The Psychologist, 11, 109. 1998.

Dance of destiny. Letter to the Editor. New Scientist, 15 November 1997

Letter to the Editor. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 62, 177-178, 1997

Letter to the Editor. Reply to Mann. Australian Parapsychology Review No 20, 36, 1995.

Blackmore,S.J. 1995 Which skeptical position? Response to Beloff, J. "The skeptical position: Is it tenable?" Skeptical Inquirer, 19:3, 26.

Letter to the Editor, The Skeptic, 8, No5, 27, 1994

Blackmore,S.J. 1994 Near-death experiences. The Lancet, 344, 1298-1299.

Replies to letters from Greatrex, Somerville Roberts and Grosse. The Psi Researcher No.7 20-21 1992

Letter to the Editor. Reply to Remy Chauvin. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 58 122 1991

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 58 116-117 1991

Letter to the Editor Skeptical Briefs 1:4 10 1991

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 58 122 1991

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 58 116-117 1991

Response to Berger Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 84 98-99 1990

Reply to Harary Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 55 306 1989

Confusing the Baby with the Bath Water: a reply to Harley and Matthews. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 55 240 1988

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 55 40 1988

Response to Harley, Matthews and Sargent Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 54 275-276 1987 PDF

Reply to E.W.Cook "Are out-of-body experiences evidence for survival?" Anabiosis 4 169-171 1984

Comments on G.H.Hovelmann "Seven Recommendations for the Future Practice of Parapsychology" Zetetic Scholar No.11 141-143 1983

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 402-403 1984

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 286 1984

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 155 1983

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 52 152 1983

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 51 196-198 1981

Letter to the Editor Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 51 33-34 1981

On the extrasomatic localization of OB projections Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 75 365-366 1981

The "Royal Nonesuch" of Parapsychology. Correspondence, Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 32 225 1979

Journalism

Articles, features, obituaries and book reviews for:
New Scientist, The Unexplained, Science Now, Fate, Quest, The Skeptic, New Zealand Skeptic, The New Humanist, The Listener, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Times Higher Educational Supplement, The Guardian, New Internationalist, Focus, UFO Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Western Daily Press, The Independent

Some of the longer feature articles and book reviews are in the lists above. A few other shorter pieces are listed here. Note that where possible I have used the published version, but some of these are my original version and they may subsequently have been edited.

Q and As for BBC Focus Magazine - monthly since May 2009

Solo science - going it alone - article in the autumn edition of Intelligent Life.

The Trouble with the Trouble with Memetics, Skeptical Inquirer, Volume 32, No.2, March/April 2008

Watching Death in "The most important psychology experiment never done" The Psychologist November 2007 p 659.

Obituary for John Beloff, The Times, 16 June 2006

The Mind Boggles, The Independent, 7 June 2006

Talking Point - (interview with Torsten Passie) New Scientist 15th April 2006

Dying with LSD - in the THES Feb 2006

"I take illegal drugs for inspiration"  The Telegraph, 21 May 2005, pp 17-18

The Times, Op-Ed article on the Valentine's virus 14.2.04

The world according to ... (Independent 21.1.04)

The Guardian Don's Delight (re Dawkins's The Selfish Gene) 13 April 1999. Also in the Guardian Archives.

THES Don's Diary 22.5.98

The Independent Summertime Views (re Uri Geller) 6.8.98

THES Speaking Volumes (re Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea) 3.9.97

Column The View From Here in the Independent Education Plus, every six weeks 1996-1999, and occasionally thereafter.

New Scientist - Opinion. Into the Unknown (on giving up parapsychology) 4 November 2000

On-Line Publications

See also Podcasts

Guardian blog - Commentisfree (from March 2006)

The book project - books I recommend, 2013

Coping with demented parents, Part of 'Psychology to the rescue' on the British Psychological Society blogspot. November 2011

"What's the best advice you've ever had?" on EnormousYes - inspirational women. 2011

A nagging thing I don't understand  www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog

Religion Challenging students' religious belief on CiF and on Dawkins' site.
              T
he Faith Column of the New Statesman

Edge

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

The Edge Question 2013 What should we be worried about?
My response "Losing our hands"

The Edge question 2012 What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation? and my answer Evolution by natural selection.

The Edge Question 2011 What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?
My response - A correlation is not a cause.

The Edge Question 2010. How is the Internet changing the way you think?  See my response on Self and the Third Replicator.

Edge annual question 2009. "What will change everything?". See my answer "Artificial self-replicating meme machines"

Edge annual question 2008. "What have you changed your mind about?" See my answer "the paranormal", also in Portuguese.

Edge annual question 2007. "What are you optimistic about?" See my answer "Our civilisation will survive the coming climate catastrophe"

Edge annual question 2006. See my response "Everything is pointless".

Edge annual question 2005 - read my answer on free will (and in German, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Der Spiegel on line)

Spiked survey innovations, my reply, May 2007

Spiked "What Inspired You?" 2006 survey. See my response

Spiked, Einstein survey in the Guardian 7.4.05

"The most important psychology experiment never done" - read the BPS Research blog and  Wired Science Blog Network

 

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