Glossary of paranormal study & research terms used both on and off this site.There are 133 entries in this glossary.
A wire mesh enclosure that provides a shield to radio waves.
The giving of information to subjects about their performance on a test.
Person who is at the center of poltergeist activity.
|Forced Choice Test||
An ESP test in which the subject guesses from a predetermined list of alternative targets.
The deliberate faking of paranormal phenomenena, generally for the purpose of financial gain, psychological manipulation, or notoriety. Faking for the purpose of entertainment (e.g., by stage magicians and mentalists) is not normally classed as fraud.
An ESP test in which the subject responds freely (does not choose from a fixed list of targets). For example, the subject may write down or draw their impressions, or may talk freely into a tape recorder. In order to assess the accuracy of the responses, they are compared with various targets (including the actual target) by a judge.