Parapsychology This program explores traditional 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.
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.
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.
its formation in 2008, Windbridge Institute scientists have been
awarded research grants from a variety of funding sources including
the Bial Foundation, the Helene Reeder Memorial Fund for Research
into Life after Death, and the Society for Psychical Research
(SPR). However, many of our studies are only possible with
the support of our members and individual contributors.
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Virtual Lab: Over
the past few years, innovative internet-based technologies have
emerged which provide researchers with new and powerful tools.
At the Windbridge Institute, we have combined tools like video
conferencing, document sharing, project management applications,
on-line databases, and social media to create a Virtual Laboratory.
Many of the studies conducted at the Institute are specifically
designed to take advantage of these and other on-line resources.
We utilize the latest web-based tools to streamline subject recruitment
and data collection and we employ collaborative on-line applications
for developing research projects, performing data analysis, and
drafting publications. This approach allows us to conduct cutting-edge
research with a geographically separated team while maximizing
productivity and minimizing overhead costs.
In addition to the Virtual Lab, we also maintain approximately
200 square feet of flexible work space which can be quickly
This configuration allows us to collect basic physiological
data including EEG, GSR, EKG, and HRV under a variety of experimental
This configuration allows us to conduct experiments dealing
with mind-matter-interactions utilizing Random Event Generators
and other micro- and marco-PK devices. In addition, we can
conduct other basic research experiments dealing with directed
intention, healing, precognition, telepathy, and clairvoyance.
Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC) Lab:
Utilizing custom-built, environmentally controlled enclosures,
we can test, evaluate, and create ITC technologies under a
wide range of experimental conditions.
Design and Fabrication Area:
Sometimes we need equipment that just isn't available from
a store, so we build it! We are equipped to develop and deploy
everything from custom software applications to simple devices
with embedded electronics to more complex machines. If we
can't make it in-house, we call upon our network of experts
pulled together from Mark's years of experience working in
the software industry and the museum exhibit development field.
Research at the Windbridge Institute also takes place out in
the real world. Institute researchers are equipped to investigate
reports of spontaneous psi where ever the events occur. If we
can't bring the phenomenon into the laboratory, we bring the
laboratory (and rigorous research methods) to the phenomenon.
While on-line databases play a major role in our research, we
also maintain a research library. The library consists of several
hundred, carefully selected titles (many of which are out of
print) and multimedia materials discussing topics ranging from
parapsychology to classical scientific methodology and statistics.
In addition, we maintain a catalogue of back issues of peer-reviewed
journals including: Explore the Journal of Science and Healing,
The Journal of Scientific Exploration, The Journal
of Parapsychology, the Australian Journal of Parapsychology,
The International Journal of Near Death Studies, the
ITC Journal, and more.
Resources and Collaborators:
Having all the equipment and resources we need to complete all
our studies under our roof is a nice idea, but it is simply
impractical. Some equipment is just too specialized or expensive
for us to justify its purchase and ensure its proper maintenance.
So what do we do when we need access to a high-density EEG,
DNA sequencer, or gas chromatograph? We work with our research
partners! Our network of professional contacts allows us to
take on projects that far exceed the capabilities that we maintain