Testing Mediums’ Accuracy
An established laboratory protocol uses five levels of experimental masking/blinding to control for fraud, cueing, rater bias, cold reading, and the use of general statements as explanations for the accuracy of information provided by mediums. The findings to date from 58 readings performed by 20 mediums show that certain mediums, under tightly controlled laboratory conditions, can provide accurate and specific information about the deceased. Also, it seems that no type of information requested during research is more or less difficult to report during a mediumship reading than any other and mediums’ learning styles and sensory modality preferences (LS/SMPs) do not seem to have any impact on mediumistic abilities. However, accuracy testing findings cannot determine the source of the information mediums report.