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Joining the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research


A happy childhood
Diana Athill
My childhood interest in science
Ben Barres
Love of music in early childhood
Gerald Edelman
What is heat and other difficult childhood questions
Susan Blackmore Scientist
Views Duration
1. What is heat and other difficult childhood questions 172 02:12
2. Joining the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research 85 01:36
3. My first experience with parapsychology 75 01:36
4. How do I become a parapsychologist? 52 00:35
5. Connection between memory and extrasensory perception 69 01:26
6. Experiments with extrasensory perception 64 01:45
7. The importance of keeping an open mind in science 84 01:23
8. My advice to young scientists 132 01:45
9. Serious illness and Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea 115 02:07
10. What are memes? 98 01:20
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Born in 1951, Susan Blackmore is a British freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster. Having graduated from St Hilda's College, Oxford with a degree in psychology and physiology, she went on to do postgraduate work in environmental psychology. In 1980, she gained a PhD in parapsychology. Her research on memes (which she wrote about in her popular book The Meme Machine) and evolutionary theory has contributed to the field of memetics.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is an independent documentary producer who has made a number of films about science and scientists for BBC TV, Channel Four, and PBS.

Tags: questions, curiosity, childhood, heat, education, paranormal, parapsychology

Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds

Date story recorded: 2000

Date story went live: 07 January 2013