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Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and has gained an international reputation for research into offbeat areas of psychology, including deception, humor, and luck. He is the author of The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and numerous other books. A passionate advocate for science, Wiseman is well-known for his media appearances, high-profile talks, live demonstrations, and mass-participation studies. Wiseman also regularly acts as a creative consultant for print, broadcast, and new media.


It's almost as if they're saying, 'Quick, before you leave this earth altogether, tell me! Why did you get off the train in Chicago?' I'm haunted by some [obituaries]. They just seem infused with emotion.

- Marilyn Johnson
The Dead Beat


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"The Areas of My Expertise" by John Hodgman
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