All my books and articles are listed in Publications.
People often ask me what to read on a particular subject. Here are some suggestions.
‘Positive scepticism: The new science of out-of-body experiences‘ (2017) at European Skeptics Conference, 23 September 2017, Wroclaw, Poland
Closer to Truth: Does ESP Reveal the Nonphysical?
Closer to Truth: What do near death experiences mean?
Closer to Truth: Why is ESP so intriguing?
Closer to Truth: What could ESP mean?
MOOC interviews – for Think101
Interview 1 – extraordinary claims, OBE
Interview 2 – psychics, NDEs, science
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
The Humanist Hour #122 29 October 2014 (starts discussion on NDEs, paranormal and consciousness at minute 10)
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.
Blackmore, S. 1996 In Search of the Light: The Adventures of a Parapsychologist, Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, ISBN1-57392-061-4. (This excerpt from the book covers my visit to Carl Sargent’s laboratory and the problems I found with his research on ESP in the ganzfeld.)
Blackmore, S. and Hart-Davis, A. 1995 Test Your Psychic Powers London, Thorsons
Blackmore, S. 2019 Another scandal for psychology: Daryl Bem’s data massage, Skeptical Inquirer, 43:6. 5
Blackmore, S. 2018, Daryl Bem and psi in the ganzfeld, Skeptical Inquirer, 42:1, 44-45
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. 1992 Psychic Experiences: Psychic Illusions Skeptical Inquirer 16 367-376
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.
Blackmore,S.J. and Troscianko,T.S. 1985 Belief in the Paranormal: Probability judgements, illusory control and the “chance baseline shift” British Journal of Psychology 76 459-468
Contributions to books
“Giving up ghosts and gods”, In Voices of Disbelief, Ed. Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk 2009