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  1. There is No Stream of Consciousness.Susan J. Blackmore - 2002 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (5):17-28.
    Throughout history there have been people who say it is all illusion. I think they may be right. But if they are right what could this mean? If you just say "It's all an illusion" this gets you nowhere - except that a whole lot of other questions appear. Why should we all be victims of an illusion, instead of seeing things the way they really are? What sort of illusion is it anyway? Why is it like that and not (...)
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  2. What is It Like to Be...?Susan J. Blackmore - 2003 - In Consciousness: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.
  3. Is the Richness of Our Visual World an Illusion? Transsaccadic Memory for Complex Scenes.Susan J. Blackmore, Gavin Brelstaff, Katherine Nelson & Tom Troscianko - 1995 - Perception 24:1075-81.
  4. Consciousness: An Introduction.Susan J. Blackmore - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Is there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness? Or is consciousness itself just an illusion? The "last great mystery of science," consciousness was excluded from serious research for most of the last century but is now a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. Recently the topic has also captured growing popular interest. This groundbreaking book is the first volume to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies--from those rooted in traditional (...)
     
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  5. Lucid Dreaming: Awake in Your Sleep?Susan J. Blackmore - 1991 - Skeptical Inquirer 15:362-370.
    What could it mean to be conscious in your dreams? For most of us, dreaming is something quite separate from normal life. When we wake up from being chased by a ferocious tiger, or seduced by a devastatingly good-looking Nobel Prize winner we realize with relief or disappointment that "it was only a dream.".
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  6. Consciousness in Meme Machines.Susan J. Blackmore - 2003 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (4):19-30.
    Setting aside the problems of recognising consciousness in a machine, this article considers what would be needed for a machine to have human-like conscious- ness. Human-like consciousness is an illusion; that is, it exists but is not what it appears to be. The illusion that we are a conscious self having a stream of experi- ences is constructed when memes compete for replication by human hosts. Some memes survive by being promoted as personal beliefs, desires, opinions and pos- sessions, leading (...)
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  7. The Grand Illusion: Why Consciousness Exists Only When You Look for It.Susan J. Blackmore - 2002 - New Scientist 174 (2348):26-29.
    Like most people, I used to think of my conscious life as like a stream of experiences, passing through my mind, one after another. But now I’m starting to wonder, is consciousness really like this? Could this apparently innocent assumption be the reason we find consciousness so baffling?
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    What Can the Paranormal Teach Us About Consciousness ?Susan J. Blackmore - 2001 - Skeptical Inquirer 25 (2):22-27.
    Consciousness is a hot topic. Relegated to the fringes of science for most of the twentieth century, the question of consciousness only crept back to legitimacy with the collapse of behaviourism in the 1960s and 1970s, and only recently became an acceptable term for psychologists to use. Now many neuroscientists talk enthusiastically about the nature of consciousness, there are societies and regular conferences, and some say that consciousness is the greatest challenge for twenty-first century science. Although confusion abounds, there is (...)
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    The Psychology of Consciousness.Susan J. Blackmore - 2001 - The Psychologist 14:522-525.
  10. Psi in Science.Susan J. Blackmore - 1991 - Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 57:404-11.
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    Why Psi Tells Us Nothing About Consciousness.Susan J. Blackmore - 1998 - In Stuart R. Hameroff, Alfred W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Toward a Science of Consciousness II. MIT Press.
    Also published in 1998 in S.R.Hameroff, A.W.Kaszniak and .C.Scott (Eds) _Toward a Science of_ _Consciousness II._ MIT Press. 701-707. Note that there were problems with the editing of this volume and there are some misprints. This version is correct.
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    The Case of the Mysterious Mind: Review of Radiant Cool, by Dan Lloyd. [REVIEW]Susan J. Blackmore - 2003 - New Scientist 13:36-39.
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    Parapsychology's Choice.Susan J. Blackmore - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):572.
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    Three Experiments to Test the Sensorimotor Theory of Vision.Susan J. Blackmore - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):977-977.
    The sensorimotor theory of vision is the best attempt yet to explain visual consciousness without implying a Cartesian theatre. I suggest three experiments which might test the theory.
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  15. State of the Art: Consciousness.Susan J. Blackmore - 2001 - Psychologist 14 (10):522-525.
     
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