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Glossary

Not all the terms defined below are germane to these pages, but they are included here for completeness. We define:

Anomalous Cognition (AC) -- A form of information transfer in which all known sensorial stimuli are absent. That is some individuals are able to gain access to information by an as yet unknown process. This is also known as Remote Viewing (RV) and Clairvoyance.

Agent --An individual who attempts to influence a target system by mental means alone.

Analyst --An individual who provides a quantitative measure of AC. This individual usually is blind to experimental conditions and the intended target.

Anomalous Perturbation (AP) --A form of interaction with matter in which all known physical mechanisms are absent. That is, some individuals are able to influence matter by an as yet unknown process. This is also known as Psychokinesis (PK).

Beacon --An individual who, while receiving direct sensorial stimuli from an intended target, acts as a focus of attention for the receiver in AC experiments.

Compute Assisted Search (CAS) --The use of computer-generated options which are linked to real-world objects in a Search task.

Feedback --After a response has been secured, information about he intended target is displayed to the receiver or agent.

Monitor --An individual who monitors an AMP session to facilitate data collection.

Noise --Incorrect elements in an AC response.

Protocol --A template for conducting a structured data collection session.

Receiver -- An individual who attempts to perceive by AC and report information about a sensorially isolated target. A Receiver is also known as a Subject, Percipient or Viewer.

Response --Material that is produced during an AC session.

Search --The inverse of AC. That is, given a known target, determine its location. This is also known as Dowsing.

Sender --An individual who, while receiving direct sensorial stimuli from an intended target, acts as a putative transmitter of that information to the receiver in AC experiments.

Session --A time interval during which AMP data are collected.

Specialty --A given receiver's ability to be particularly successful with a given class of targets (e.g., people as opposed to buildings).

Target --An item that is the focus of an AMP task (e.g., person, place, thing, event).

Target Designation --A method by which a specific target, against the backdrop of all other possible targets, is identified to the receiver (e.g., geographical coordinates).

Trial --The smallest unit of data to be analyzed.
 

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