Selected Studies and Projects

Since 2008 Windbridge Institute researchers have been conducting cutting edge and innovative psi research. Here is a selection of current and past projects. 

Note: In July 2017 the Afterlife Science research programs were transferred to the Windbridge Research Center.

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Applied Intuition

Status: In Progress

Description:
This project includes several study areas such as Crowdsourcing Psi and using real-time, immersive computer applications and simple apps to test and train people in using their intuition to successfully complete simulated time-sensitive, high-risk tasks.

Resulting Publications/Presentations/Applications: 

Boccuzzi, M. (2019, June). Looking for Psi in All the Wrong Places: Task Optimization in Psi Research. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration. Broomfield, Colorado. [Abstract]

Danger Avoidance Testing and Training Using Real-time, Multiuser, 3D Simulations

Danger Avoidance Testing and Training Using Real-time, Multiuser, 3D Simulations Ver 2.

Intentional Data: PsiForms and other Data Sets

Status: In Progress

Description: 
PsiForms are created from visualized Random Event Generator data. The data are collected during sessions in which an individual or group meditates on a specific idea or intention. The resulting data are then processed through custom software tools to produce an image.  Once collected, do those data become a vector for the intention that created them? What might be the impact on people or devices which interact with intentional data sets?

Resulting Publications/Presentations:

Boccuzzi, M. (2018, June). Datasets as vectors for intention: Measuring the impact of intention-entangled datasets on the happiness scores of online gamers. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration (joint conference with the International Remote Viewing Association). Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Boccuzzi, M. (2016, June). Applying Machine Learning to Psi Research: An example of using a deep machine learning image classifier to analyze seemingly random visualized FieldREG data collected during sessions with meditators. 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration and 59th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association Joint Meeting. Boulder, Colorado.
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Couples’ Psi

Status: In Progress

Description: 
Have you ever felt connected to your partner from across the room? Across the street? Across the country? Have you experienced knowledge, sensations, or emotions related to your partner from a distance?

Resulting Publications/Presentations:

Empirical Investigations of Parapsychological Experimenter Effects

Status: In Progress

Description: 
When designing experimental methodologies and analyzing study results, it is important to keep in mind the potential impact of the experimenter’s consciousness. These effects may result from conscious intention or subconscious desire (the latter of which may oppose the former). This study aims to explore the methods and outcomes from different experiments varying in experimenter belief, desire, and intention.

Resulting Publications/Presentations:

Boccuzzi, M. (2011, June). Three methods for examining experimenter effects in investigations of psychokinesis. 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, Boulder, Colorado.

Applied Intention: Kirlian Photography

Status: In Progress

Description: 
Basic science research on the applications of Kirlian Photography.

Current Project:

Title:
Using Kirlian Photography to Detect the Potential Impact of Directed Intention on a Nonbiological Target: An Exploratory Study

Funder:
 The Parapsychological Association Research Endowment (PARE)

Other Support:
Kirlian Photography device supplied by Images SI (http://www.imagesco.com)

Application of Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging to Macroscopic Psychokinetic Phenomena Reported During Séances with a Physical Medium

Status: Complete

Description: 
Exploratory study aims to document macroscopic psychokinetic phenomena in a séance room during multiple sessions with a physical medium using digital infrared thermographic imaging (DITI) and other environmental monitoring equipment.

Funding:
This project was made possible by the generous support of the Parapsychological Association’s Gilbert Roller Fund. [Press Release]

Resulting Publications/Presentations:

Boccuzzi, M. (2017). Application of Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging (DITI) and Other Monitors for Documenting Physical Phenomena during Sittings with a Medium. Threshold: Journal Of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, 1(2), 37-50. Retrieved from http://tjics.org/index.php/TJICS/article/view/16

Portions of the Threshold paper were translated in to Portuguese and included in Uma pesquisa contemporânea sobre mesas girantes (Contemporary Research on Table-Turning) by Jáder dos Reis Sampaio, Jornal de Estudos Espíritas.

Empirical Investigation of Canine-associated Micro-Psychokinesis 

Status: Complete

Description: 
Micro-psychokinesis (PK) events include changes in the output of electronic sources of randomness and require statistical analyses to be detectable. This study examined the possible effects of the consciousness of a single canine companion animal (and/or her entangled guardians) on a distant random event generator (REG) through the use of the SyncTXT® service by Psyleron, Inc. Statistical analyses determined a weak but present relationship between the activity level of the canine participant (as coded under blinded conditions from recorded video footage) and the activity level reported in email messages sent by SyncTXT as a result of REG fluctuations.

Program Conclusions:
Given the “source of psi” problem, future psi research on non-human participants should be carefully considered and those in which the participants are deliberately stressed should be avoided entirely.   

Resulting Publications/Presentations:

Boccuzzi, M. & Beischel, J. (2010, April). Old dog, new trick: The effect of animal micro-psychokinesis on quantum events.Presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness 2010, Tucson, Arizona.