Institute for Parapsychology
A division of the Foundation for Research on the Nature
of Man, housing the Duke University collection on parapsychology,
comprised of more than 10,000 accounts of spontaneous
psi experiences. The institute was founded in 1962 after
Duke University discontinued its sponsorship of the controversial
Parapsychology Laboratory which was headed by pioneer
parapsychologist J. B. Rhine.
The institute conducts research and serves as an international
forum. It holds meetings attended by researchers from
other parapsychology centers, and many of their papers and
reports are published by the institute in its Journal of Parapsychology.
It also houses a large parapsychology library and
sponsors summer study programs for graduate students and
postgraduate research. The current director is Dr. K. Ramakrishna
Rao. Address 402 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC
27701.