Question by goo_head_83: What is this test called to prove psychic ability?
There is a test where someone holds up a card with a picture on it and the supposed psychic person says what the picture is. What is that test called?
Has anyone ever passed is successfully or have they done away with this test?
Answer by Grillparzer
The card desk consisting of pictures of waves, a cross, a circle, a square, and a star are called Zener cards, presumably one could extrapolate and call the test the Zener test or Zener card test. People with supposed psychic abilities have been tested for decades, for example the Zener card desk was invented in the 1930′s, and no one conducting a test under close supervision and scientific conditions has beaten mathematical probability. The James Randi Education Foundation offers a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The test has been open for forty-five years and no one has collected it yet.
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