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Blackmore, Susan J. 1951-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 295 publications in 12 languages and 9,994 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Popular works  Television mini-series  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Documentary films  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Commentator, zxx, Correspondent, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: HM291, 153
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Most widely held works about Susan J Blackmore
 
Most widely held works by Susan J Blackmore
The meme machine by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,689 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 )

70 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,594 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 )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,083 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 )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and German and held by 804 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 )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten Zen questions by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 123 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
Test your psychic powers by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests to determine your psychic powers
Dying to live : science and the near-death experience by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in Czech and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen and the art of consciousness by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are you? When are you? What were you conscious of a moment ago? 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. Framed by ten critical questions derived from Zen teachings and designed to expand your understanding and experience of consciousness, Ten Zen Questions doesn't offer final - or easy - answers, but instead provides an inspiring exploration of how intellectual enquiry and meditation can tackle some of today's greatest scientific mysteries. Dr Sus
Consciousness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of professors explores the workings of the inner self. The scholars discuss the latest theories concerning consciousness from the perspectives of subjects as diverse as quantum biophysics, nano-neuroscience, philosophy, meditation, metaphysics, dreaming, causation and the paranormal
An introduction by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 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
La théorie des mèmes Pourquoi nous nous imitons les uns les autres by Susan J Blackmore( )

in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very short introduction by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 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
Conversaciones sobre la conciencia by Susan J Blackmore( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What about God?: Of all the species on earth, only humans try to explain who they are and how they came to be. Encounter real stories of people struggling to find a balance between religion and science, realms that play very different roles in assigning order to the universe and a purpose to life."--Container
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

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

The fish is hooked -- The first mistake -- How do you become a parapsychologist? -- Starting to test my theory -- The doubts begin -- The theory starts to fail -- Psi is always around the next corner -- Explorations into the tarot -- Young children as psychic subjects -- Why can't I find psi? -- Inspiration in St. Louis -- Hopes for the Ganzfeld -- Growing grounds for skepticism -- The dilemma of psi -- Disappointment in Cambridge -- New research in Holland -- The illness catches up with me -- A time for reassessment -- Back to my own experience -- Is there psi in the OBE? -- Experience in Iceland -- From OBEs to poltergeists -- More non-paranormal experiences -- Regression to past lives -- The power of belief -- The failure of the psi hypothesis -- I don't know -- Ten years on -- Cambridge revisited -- Feeling real
30-sekundne teorije : 50 temeljnih znanstvenih teorij, pojasnjenih v pol minute( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ciencia y sociedad : diversidad humana( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The meme machine
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Blackmore, S. 1951-

Blackmore, S. J. 1951-

Blackmore, Susan.

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Blackmore, Susan Jane 1951-

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Susan Blackmore brytyjska psycholog i memetyk

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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 powersDying to live : science and the near-death experienceZen and the art of consciousness