Sue Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Following a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University, she completed her doctorate in parapsychology at the University of Surrey. Her research interests include consciousness, evolutionary theory, and memetics. Sue practices Zen, and her previous books include The Meme Machine, Consciousness: An
Introduction, and Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction.