Over fifty years I've been studying the evolution of intelligence and consciousness. I was the first to demonstrate the existence of "blindsight" after brain damage in monkeys, I studied mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey in Rwanda, I originated the theory of the "social function of intellect, and I've investigated the evolutionary background of religion, art, healing, death-awareness and suicide. I've received the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, the Pufendorf Medal and the International Mind and Brain Prize. My most recent books are Seeing Red, and Soul Dust.  I've been Lecturer in Psychology at Oxford, Assistant Director of the Subdepartment of Animal Behaviour at Cambridge, Senior Research Fellow in Parapsychology at Cambridge, Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, New York, and School Professor at the London School of Economics.