Research

Main Research Programs

Our primary focus is on applied research with the goal of developing and distributing information, services, and technologies that allow people to reach their full potential so they can live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

Basic Parapsychology
This program explores traditional parapsychological topics (i.e., telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis or mind-matter interactions) as well as experimenter effects, couples’ psi, alternative healing, intention, our connection to each other, and the potential that exists within each of us. Scroll down for details.

Life After Death
Note: As of July 2017 this program has been moved to the Windbridge Research Center.
Life After Death (or Survival of Consciousness) research examines mediums and the information they report, investigates technologies that may be useful in enhancing interaction and communication with the deceased [i.e., electronic voice phenomena (EVP) and instrumental transcommunication (ITC)], addresses reports of haunting and apparition phenomena, and explores afterlife cosmology.

Animal Consciousness
Note: This program has been grouped under Basic Parapsychology.
Non-human animal consciousness research investigates a variety of phenomena including animal psi, the human-animal bond, and the survival of animal consciousness after physical death. Research methods used are observational and noninvasive. No animals are harmed or artificially stressed.

Basic Parapsychology

This program explores parapsychological topics (i.e., telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis or mind-matter interactions) as well as experimenter effects, alternative healing, intention, our connection to each other, and the potential that exists within each of us.

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:
Mark Boccuzzi’s Blog: Crowdsourcing Psi – Super Bowl 2015

Windbridge Institute Apps and Tools page

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

Applied Intention: PsiForms

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.

Resulting Publications/Presentations:
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. [VIEW SLIDES IN NEW WINDOW]

Boccuzzi, M. (2015) Visualizing Intention: Art Informed by Science

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:
“Telepathy between Couples: Is it Real?” on Discovery.com (2/12/2013)

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.

Research Brief: Whose Psi Is It? Determining the Impact of Psi Experimenter Effects

Big Data and Precognition

Status: In Progress

Description: Exploratory study collecting and analyzing public social media posts from Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to find trends that might be used to predict large events.

Applied Intention: Kirlian Photography

Status: In Progress

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

Kirlian Photography Device supplied by Images SI (http://www.imagesco.com)

Physiology of Micro-Psychokinesis

Status: In Progress

Description: Basic science research on physiological changes during micro-PK tasks.

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 and at an allegedly haunted location in multiple sessions with a physical medium using digital infrared thermographic imaging (DITI) and other environmental monitoring equipment.

Funded by: Parapsychological Association’s Gilbert Roller Fund

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

Empirical Investigation of Canine-associated Micro-Psychokinesis (the “Dog Study”)

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.

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.