Think you might have psychic ability?

IRB/UVA Tracking #
Principal Investigator
Edward Kelly
Lori Derr
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Official Trial Title
Functional Neuro-imaging Studies of Psi processes
Study Description

UVa Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Division of Perceptual Studies is seeking healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 64 years for a research study.

The purpose of the study is to learn more about brain structure and function in people with a significant history of unusual abilities and experiences. You may qualify if you have practiced advanced meditation or trance mediumship, have had controllable Out of Body experiences, or have psi talents (the ability to succeed at tasks at a higher than expected rate).

The study will involve a questionnaire and interview to determine eligibility. Study subjects will be asked to engage in game-like activities, and may be asked to undergo electroencephalogram (EEG) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) at no cost.

For more detailed information about the characteristics and abilities of the subjects we are seeking, please go to the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies website:…

Study participation will involve up to 18 visits.

? No compensation is provided for this study. Study procedures are provided at no charge. Subjects who must travel from remote locations may be reimbursed for travel expenses.

Contact Information:
For more information please contact:
• Lori Derr, Clinical Research Coordinator
• Telephone: 434-924-2281
• E-mail:
• Insert IRB-HSR # 14311

Principal Investigator: Edward Kelly, Ph.D.


None. Subjects who live remotely may be reimbursed for travel expenses.