Scepticism and parapsychology

All my books and articles are listed in Publications.

People often ask me what to read on a particular subject. Here are some suggestions.


Watch

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

Listen

TheESP – The European Skeptics’ Podcast, interview about my lecture at the forthcoming conference in Poland, 27.08.2017

Susan Blackmore taks to Cara Santa Maria at the QED Conference in Manchester, for Talk Nerdy, October 2016 (Episode 135) Listen

Teenskepchick interview on my life as a parapsychologist 24 June 2011  Part 1, Part 2.

I had tea with Richard Wiseman. August 2009 podcast

The Reasoning Show, discussion with David Quinn and Dan Rowden, on parapsychology, consciousness, OBEs and more. May 2007

Skeptico Interview on consciousness and the paranormal. 5 March 2007  audio

Point of Inquiry discussion with D.J. Grothe on science, belief and naturalism, 15 December 2006

Castaway on Desert Island Discs BBC Radio 4, 3.5.98 and 8.5.98. I talk to Sue Lawley about parapsychology and why I gave it up, and play some of my favourite music.

Read

Books

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

Blackmore, S. and Hart-Davis, A. 1995 Test Your Psychic Powers London, Thorsons

Articles

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

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

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

Read about why I gave up parapsychology in New Scientist 2000

Blackmore,S.J. 1987 The elusive open mind: Ten years of negative research in parapsychology The Skeptical Inquirer 11 244-255

Blackmore,S.J. 1987 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.