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Current Research

Featured Project:

The Bereavement and Mediumship (BAM) Study

Every day, people receive readings from psychic mediums. Is this helpful for the grieving? Science doesn’t know. Let’s figure it out.

We are currently crowd funding for the BAM Study.

To contribute, simply click on the link to left.

To learn more, click HERE.

Main Research Programs

Basic 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
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
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.


Since 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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About Our Laboratory
The 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.

The Research Space:
In addition to the Virtual Lab, we also maintain approximately 200 square feet of flexible work space which can be quickly configured into:

The Physiology Lab:
This configuration allows us to collect basic physiological data including EEG, GSR, EKG, and HRV under a variety of experimental conditions.

The Consciousness Lab:
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.

The 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.

The Imaging Lab:
Our array of full-spectrum cameras combined with thermal imaging and a Kirlian photography system allow us to test, document, and analyze a wide range of phenomena.

The 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.

Field Work:
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.

The Research Library:
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.

External 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 in-house.


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