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Blackmore, Susan J. 1951-

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Most widely held works by Susan J Blackmore
The meme machine by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

56 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uniquely among animals, humans are capable of imitation and so can copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviors, inventions, songs and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976. According to memetic theory, memes, like genes, are replicators, competing to get into as many brains as possible, and this memetic competition has fashioned our minds and culture, just as natural selection has designed our bodies. Can the analogy between memes and genes lead us to powerful new theories that actually explain anything important? This book ends by confronting the deepest questions of all about ourselves: the nature of the inner self, the part of us that is the centre of our consciousness, that feels emotions, has memories, holds beliefs and makes decisions. Author Blackmore contends that this inner self is an illusion, a creation of the memes for the sake of their own replication.--From publisher description
Consciousness : a very short introduction by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

79 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', has now become a hot topic. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new developments in brain science are opening up debates on these issues, and the field has now expanded to include biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. This controversial book clarifies the potentially confusing arguments, and the major theories using illustrations, lively cartoons, and experiments. Topics include vision and attention, theories of self and will, experiments on action and awareness, altered states of consciousness, and the effects of brain damage and drugs."--Publisher's description
Dying to live : near-death experiences by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the physical changes that take place within the brain, the gap between the scientific and the spiritual points of view regarding near-death experiences, and what this understanding can mean in living
Conversations on consciousness : what the best minds think about the brain, free will, and what it means to be human by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

65 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Conversations on Consciousness, Susan Blackmore interviews some of the great minds of our time, a who's who of eminent thinkers, all of whom have devoted much of their lives to understanding the concept of consciousness. The interviewees, ranging from major philosophers to renowned scientists, talk with Blackmore about some of the key philosophical issues confronting us in a series of conversations. They ruminate on the nature of consciousness (is it something apart from the brain?) and discuss if it is even possible to understand the human mind. Some of these thinkers say no, but most believe that we will pierce the mystery surrounding consciousness, and that neuroscience will provide the key. Blackmore goes beyond the issue of consciousness to ask other intriguing questions: Is there free will? (A question which yields many conflicted replies, with most saying yes and no.) If not, how does this effect the way you live your life; and more broadly, how has your work changed the way you live? --From publisher's description
Beyond the body : an investigation of out-of-the-body experiences, with a new postscript by the author by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten Zen questions by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking book sees acclaimed psychologist Susan Blackmore combining the latest scientific theories about mind, self, and consciousness, with a lifetime's practice of Zen." "Alongside her research on consciousness and memes, Susan Blackmore has been practising Zen for over twenty-five years; not as a Buddhist, but as a scientist who longs to understand the mind. Many neuroscientists and philosophers believe that we need first-person approaches as well as third-person scientific research in order to fully comprehend consciousness. In Ten Zen Questions, she brings the two together for the first time." "Seeking to understand whether personal experience can help penetrate the scientific mystery of consciousness, she uses traditional techniques of calming the mind and looking directly into experience as she delves into ten great questions, including "How does thought arise?", "Am I conscious now?", and the Zen koan "There is no time. What is memory?"" "Featuring the ten questions, a critical response from her Zen master, and lively illustrations, Ten Zen Questions offers a revolutionary way to try to understand who we are. This is not the kind of book that provides final - or easy - answers, but instead offers an inspiring exploration of how intellectual enquiry and meditation can tackle the questions behind some of today's greatest scientific mysteries."--Jacket
Breath of life : our future, our planet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Test your psychic powers by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests to determine your psychic powers
Zen and the art of consciousness by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Vietnamese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, psychologist Susan Blackmore brings together scientific theories about the mind and self with a lifetime's practice of Zen to unravel the scientific mysteries of consciousness
Seeing myself by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand their own mind and to find a spiritual path that is compatible with science. As an impressionable young student, Susan Blackmore had an intense, dramatic and life-changing experience, seeming to leave her body and travel the world. With no rational explanation for her out-of-body experience (OBE) she turned to astral projection and the paranormal, but soon despaired of finding answers. Decades later, a Swiss neurosurgeon accidentally discovered the spot in the brain that can induce OBEs and everything changed; this crucial spot is part of the brain's self-system and when disturbed so is our experience of self. Blackmore leaped back into OBE research and at last began to unravel what had happened to her. Seeing Myself describes her long quest for answers through spirituality, religion, drugs, meditation, philosophy and neuroscience. Anyone can have an OBE, indeed 15 per cent of us have. Even more have experienced sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming and the creepy sense of an invisible presence. At last, with the advent of brain stimulation, fMRI scanning and virtual reality, all these phenomena are beginning to make sense. Long relegated to the very fringes of research, the new science of out-of-body experiences is now contributing to our understanding of consciousness and our very selves
Did Darwin Kill God?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are some who believe that Darwin's theory of evolution has weakened religion, fuelled in part by Richard Dawkins publishing phenomenon The God Delusion. Conor Cunningham argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Cunningham is a firm believer in the theory of evolution, but he is also a Christian. He believes that the clash between Darwin and God has been hijacked by extremists - fundamentalist believers who reject evolution on one side, and fundamentalist atheists on the other. Cunningham attempts to overturn what he believes are widely held but mistaken assumptions in the debate between religion and evolution."--Website
La théorie des mèmes Pourquoi nous nous imitons les uns les autres by Susan J Blackmore( )

in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversaciones sobre la conciencia by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very short introduction by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively introduction that combines the perspectives of philosophy, psychology and neuroscience - written by the top name in the field, Susan Blackmore
Evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mind's Big Bang: Between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago, something happened that triggered a creative, technological and social explosion, allowing humans to dominate the planet. What forces may have contributed to the emergence of the modern human mind?"--Container
An introduction by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together all the major theories of consciousness studies, from those based on neuroscience to those based on quantum theory or Eastern philosophy, in a format specifically designed to support structured learning
The adventures of a parapsychologist by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"True skepticism has nothing to do with disbelief," says Susan Blackmore. "It is about taking people's claims seriously and trying to understand them." As a starry-eyed student, Blackmore was convinced of the reality of astral planes, telepathy, and life after death. She was determined to devote her life to parapsychology, but what she found wasn't what she had bargained for. None of her cleverly devised experiments revealed a hint of the psi she was seeking. In a determined effort to find it somehow, she tested young children in play groups, trained students in imagery and altered states of consciousness, and even put Tarot cards to the test. She visited haunted houses and was regressed to a "past life." Finally, accused of being a "psi-inhibitory experimenter" with the power of abolishing paranormal effects, she visited other, more successful, experimenters. Here she found only errors in their experiments. In this new and updated edition of The Adventures of a Parapsychologist, Blackmore is at last at liberty to explain just what she found in those ill-fated experiments at Cambridge. She brings her story up to date in a lively and personal account of one scientist's never-ending search for the paranormal
Parapsychology and out-of-the-body experiences by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ciencia y sociedad : diversidad humana( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the light : the adventures of a parapsychologist by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The meme machine
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블랙모어, 수잔 1951-

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ブラックモア, スーザン 1951-

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Consciousness : a very short introductionDying to live : near-death experiencesConversations on consciousness : what the best minds think about the brain, free will, and what it means to be humanBeyond the body : an investigation of out-of-the-body experiences, with a new postscript by the authorTen Zen questionsTest your psychic powersZen and the art of consciousnessA very short introduction