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The Mystery of Consciousness

This lecture will explore the nature of consciousness, and the views on this controversial topic held by scientists and philosophers.

Dr Susan Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster. She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University and a PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey. Her research interests include memes, evolutionary theory, consciousness, and meditation. She practices Zen and campaigns for drug legalisation.

Dr Blackmore poses the question: ‘What is consciousness?’ Consciousness remains a mystery. The more we learn about how the brain works, the more difficult it becomes to understand where consciousness fits in. While researching her new book Conversations in consciousness, Dr Blackmore talked to many of the world’s top scientists and philosophers of consciousness about their theories and insights, and about how studying consciousness has changed their lives. Their views are often surprising – so are the vast differences between them.


Professor Susan Blackmore | talks | www


Date and Time:

9 November 2005 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Centre for Life
Times Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 243 8292

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