For Researchers

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Thank you for your interest in our work at the Windbridge Research Center. This section is for researchers and scientists interested in specific projects, protocols, and publications. Also included is information on how to interface with our population of Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs) for inclusion in your own studies.

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Peer-reviewed Accuracy Testing of Mediums under Controlled Conditions

Journal article describing results: 
Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M., & Rock, A. J. (2015). Anomalous information reception by research mediums under blinded conditions II: Replication and extension. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing, 11(2), 136-142. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2015.01.001 
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Fact Sheet summarizing the above study: “Testing Mediums’ Accuracy Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions” by WRC

 

Peer-reviewed Methods used to Certify Research Mediums

Journal article describing methods: 
Beischel, J. (2007). Contemporary methods used in laboratory-based mediumship research. Journal of Parapsychology, 71, 37-68.
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Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies (TJICS)

TJICS is a free, online-only, open access peer-reviewed journal published by the Windbridge Research Center that disseminates information focusing on interdisciplinary studies of consciousness as it relates to dying, death, and what comes next. For more information, click here.

 

Other Materials of Interest


Methods and Findings. For a discussion of our three research programs investigating mediums, see “Mediumship Research at the Windbridge Research Center by Director of Research, Julie Beischel, PhD” here.


Publications.
For a listing of our peer-reviewed publications, click here. Papers are fully cited and many of the full texts are available for download as PDFs. You may also be interested in our listings of invited presentations and presentations at academic meetings.

 

Instructions for working with WCRMs. The Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (WCRMs) with whom we perform research are not merely research participants, they are part of our research team and contribute throughout the study process including research question development and protocol design. We are happy to suggest they work with other researchers for studies that contribute to the limited body of knowledge that exists regarding modern mediums.

If you are interested in recruiting WCRMs for your study, please contact us and include:

The research question(s) your study addresses

Your basic research plan

Information about IRB approval of your study

Information about how your study is being funded (we will not recommend that WCRMs participate in partially funded studies that may not be completed)

 

Methodology paper. We enthusiastically recommend that other researchers replicate the methods used at the Windbridge Research Center to investigate anomalous information reception (AIR) by mediums; that is, the ability to report accurate and specific information about the deceased without prior knowledge, without feedback, and without using fraud or deception. The methods are detailed fully in this journal article:

Beischel, J. (2007). Contemporary methods used in laboratory-based mediumship research. Journal of Parapsychology, 71, 37-68. 

 

Introduction Video. For general descriptions of studies with mediums at the Windbridge Research Center, watch Director of Research Dr. Julie Beischel’s talk at the 2009 Society for Scientific Exploration meeting HERE. (Please note: At the time, the research currently addressed by the Windbridge Research Center was conducted at the Windbridge Institute.)

 

Other Selected Publications. Below are representative peer-reviewed publications. For a full list of all types of publications, please click here.

Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., Biuso, M., & Rock, A. J. (2015). Anomalous information reception by research mediums under blinded conditions II: Replication and extension. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing, 11(2), 136-142. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2015.01.001
[Link opens abstract in a new window]

Beischel, J., Mosher, C. & Boccuzzi, M. (2014-2015). The possible effects on bereavement of assisted after-death communication during readings with psychic mediums: A continuing bonds perspective. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 70(2), 169-194. doi: 10.2190/OM.70.2.b
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Delorme, A., Beischel. J., Michel, L., Boccuzzi, M., Radin, D., & Mills, P. J. (2013). Electrocortical activity associated with subjective communication with the deceased. Frontiers in Psychology, 4: 834. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00834

Boccuzzi, M., & Beischel, J. (2011). Objective analyses of reported real-time audio instrumental transcommunication and matched control sessions: A pilot study. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 25, 215-235.
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Beischel, J., & Rock, A. J. (2009). Addressing the survival vs. psi debate through process-focused mediumship research. Journal of Parapsychology, 73, 71-90.
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Books chapters. Below are representative chapters from anthologies. For a full list of all types of publications, please click here.

Beischel, J., Mosher, C., & Boccuzzi, M. (2018). Continuing bonds and spontaneous, induced, and assisted after-death communication experiences. In Klass, D. E., & Steffen, E. (Eds). Continuing bonds in bereavement: New directions for research and practice. London, UK: Routledge.

Beischel, J. (2017). Research into mental mediumship. In Kean, L., Surviving death: A journalist investigates evidence for an afterlife (pp. 170-180). New York: Crown Archetype.

Beischel, J., & Zingrone, N. (2015). Mental mediumship. In Cardeña, E., Palmer, J., & Marcusson-Clavertz, D. (Eds.), Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st century (pp. 301-313). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Beischel, J. (2014). Advances in quantitative mediumship research. In A. J. Rock (Ed.), The survival hypothesis: Essays on mediumship (pp. 177-195). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Beischel, J., Boccuzzi, M., & May, E. C. (2014). Mediumship and its place within parapsychology. In A. J. Rock (Ed.), The survival hypothesis: Essays on mediumship (pp. 275-284). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

 

Media. For a list of popular culture media interviews with Windbridge Research Center investigators, click here.

 

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