Parapsychology Research Centres - Worldwide
Based at Vienna University, the society organises public lectures and maintains a library.
L'Institut Metapsychique International in Paris, established in 1919, supports scientific study of phenomena referred to as 'paranormal'.
Founded by the late Professor Ian Stevenson, the main purpose of the unit is the scientific investigation of phenomena that suggest that currently accepted scientific assumptions and theories about the nature of mind or consciousness, and its relationship to matter, may be incomplete. Examples of such phenomena include various types of extrasensory perception, apparitions and deathbed visions, poltergeists, near-death experiences (NDEs), out-of-body experiences (OBEs), and claimed memories of previous lives.