Glossary of paranormal study & research terms used both on and off this site.There are 133 entries in this glossary.
Term used in card-guessing tests of clairvoyance, in which the top card of the deck is placed to one side after each guess.
Procedure in which a question is secretly written on a piece of paper which is folded or sealed in an envelope, and handed to the psychic who attempts to answer the question.
Being (or appearing to be) in two different places at the same time.
Psychokinetic effects on biological processes.
A general term for techniques that involve giving a person information about their current physiological state (e.g., heart rate, EEG). Biofeedback is used to enable people to control consciously their physiological processes.
Pertaining to two variables only
An experimental control in which subjects are not informed of certain key features of the experiment. Also used to refer to a procedure where a judge is asked to compare targets and responses without knowing which responses were made to which targets. See also double blind.
|Blind matching (BM)||
An identical procedure to open matching, except that the key cards are unseen by the subject.
(a) A communication in which the sitter is asked to look at a specific book and page in order to receive a significant message.
(b) An effect in which the psychic or mentalist divines the words written on a particular page of a book.