Research

 

Normalize, optimize, utilize psi

Research Goals:

Normalize: A large body of data currently exists which demonstrates the prevalence of reported psi functioning (like precognition, telepathy, clairvoyance, and mind-matter interactions), and other spiritually transformative experiences. Our goal is to demystify and destigmatize these events through empirical research and education.

Optimize: In addition to basic research in parapsychology, we also study traditional mindfulness practices, new emerging technologies, and creative expression, in order to develop new tools and experiences which allow people to understand and potently tap into and enhance their own intuitive abilities.

Utilize: Armed with this better understanding of our full human potential, we attempt to apply what we have learned to solve real-world problems.

Our main areas of research and development include Mindfulness, CreativityIntuition, and Intention.

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

Selected Studies and Projects

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

Intentional Data: 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.  Once collected, do those data become a vector for the intention that created them? wWhat might be the impact on people who 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.

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 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.

Current Project:
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)

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.