Sue Blackmore is a psychologist, lecturer and writer researching consciousness, memes, and anomalous experiences. She is a visiting professor at the University of Plymouth, a TED lecturer and blogger for the Guardian. Her book The Meme Machine (1999) has been translated into 16 languages; more recent books include Conversations on Consciousness (2005), Zen and the Art of Consciousness (2011), and Seeing Myself: The New Science of Out-of-Body Experiences (2017).
Interviews with Susan Blackmore
by Daniel C Dennett
Principles of Psychology
by William James
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
by Julian Jaynes
The Mind's I: Fantasies And Reflections On Self & Soul
by Douglas R Hofstadter & Daniel C Dennett
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life
by Peter Godfrey-Smith
The ‘hard problem’ of consciousness – of how the physical matter of the brain produces the psychological phenomenon of consciousness – has dogged psychologists and neuroscientists for decades. But what if we’ve been posing the question incorrectly all this time? The psychologist Susan Blackmore discusses five key texts that tackle this quicksilver concept.