Every week the show Medium takes you inside the mind of Allison Dubois as she solves crimes and communicates with the dead. But what the show doesn't tell you is that Dubois was first put into the spotlight at the University of Arizona, by Dr. Gary Schwartz.
The U of A is only one of two universities in the entire world that puts mediums under the microscope for research. The medium experimentation is part of the Sophia Project, which falls into the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health.
For more than ten years Dr. Schwartz has been performing scientific research that the professor says is privately funded. Besides working with Dubois, Schwartz has worked with mediums like Catherine Yunt. Yunt is a mentor to other mediums and also has a counseling degree, which helps her deal with people who have lost family members.