I am a psychologist, lecturer and writer researching consciousness, memes, and anomalous experiences, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth.
You might like to know:
The last Edge question 2018. My question: What kinds of minds could solve the mind-body problem?
Watch my lecture on ‘Positive scepticism: The new science of out-of-body experiences‘ at European Skeptics Conference, Sept 2017, Wroclaw, Poland
NEW BOOK – Consciousness: A very short introduction (VSI) 2nd Edition (published September 2017)
Podcast on OBEs with Mel Van Dusen. 8 August 2017
Podcast for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. The science of consciousness and Zen seem to have converged in my life – also about my new book on out-of-body experiences. 01.08.2017
NEW BOOK – Seeing Myself: The new science of out-of-body experiences is available from bookshops now
14 July 2016 Listen to Intelligence Squared, London, panel discussion and celebration of Richard Dawkins 40th anniversary of The Selfish Gene.
Lecture on out-of-body experiences, CogNovo, University of Plymouth, 7 December 2015
Featured in 100 Global Minds: The Most Daring Cross-Disciplinary Thinkers in the World by
After Charlie – see this open letter on academic freedom
My TED talk (with subtitles available in 23 languages). Also on Memes and Tremes see “Dangerous Memes” and my feature article in the New Scientist: Evolution’s third replicator: Genes, memes, and now what?
I was recently asked – What are ‘The five best books on consciousness’?What a question! I have so very many such books. It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Nigel Warburton and to work out why I chose the five books I did. We explored all sorts of ideas from William James likening a ‘self’ to the owner of a herd of cows, to Dan Dennett trying to demolish our illusions about the mind – and finally asking what it’s like to be an octopus. Can you imagine it?
‘Close Encounters’, A BBC documentary about alien abductions that I presented back in 1994 – recently made available on YouTube.
Castaway on Desert Island Discs BBC Radio 4, 3.5.98 and 8.5.98.
My husband, Adam Hart Davis.
My daughter Emily Troscianko, Research Associate at University of Oxford.
My son Jolyon Troscianko, who drew the pictures for my books Consciousness, VSI, and ConCon.
Their father, the late Tom Troscianko.
I am an Honorary Member of Population Matters
Patron of Transform Drug Policy Foundation
Patron of the British Humanist Association
Ally of Naturalism, Enthusiastic Bright
Distinguished Supporter of Atheism
Supporter of Pipedown
I am on the Advisory Board, Brain Preservation Society.
I am on Facebook this is my official page, there are other pages about me on Facebook but they are nothing to do with me.
I have left LinkedIn because of the large number of requests from people I do not know.
I am not on Twitter.
Green weddings. You can get married in our house!