consciousness

You once said ‘I studied classics at school, psychology as an undergraduate, and only switched to science as a postdoc’ [see tinyurl.com/9pum2]. A slip of the tongue, or is psychology an art?
Psychology is...

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it, and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead...
        Albert Einstein...

An interview with Sue Blackmore by Lance Workman.

LW: There seem to be three principal themes in your work – parapsychology, memes and consciousness. And I’d like to talk about all of these things in turn. But, first, can I ask you do you feel these three themes are...

Thirty years ago, a researcher pushed in front of people who were about to use a library photocopier, with the excuse ‘Because I have to make copies’. This statement, though nonsensical, boosted cooperation considerably compared with when they attempted
to jump the queue...

You’ve described human development as more like reverse metamorphosis than simple growth, with babies as exploratory, bright butterflies and adults as caterpillars, inching along their narrower paths. Can you expand?
The central idea is that we should...

The limits of consciousness are hard to define satisfactorily and quantitatively, and we can only infer the self-awareness of others by their appearance and by their acts.’ (Plum & Posner, 1983, The Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, p.3)

Martha is a young...

I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it.
Taylor Caldwell

In 1965, Dr Bernard Levinson, a practising psychiatrist and former anaesthetist, dosed 10 dental patients with thiopentone, nitrous oxide and ether in order to perform an...