Clarkson professor featured in interview on Germany's Southwest Broadcasting to discuss 'hot-hand phenomenon'
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:04 am

Clarkson University Associate Professor Andreas Wilke, a cognitive psychologist, was recently featured in an interview on Germany's SWR (Southwest Broadcasting), a regional public broadcasting corporation serving southwest Germany.

During the 12-minute interview on the SWR2 matinee program, Wilke discussed his research on the "law of the series," also known as a "hot-hand phenomenon," according to a press release.

The hot hand phenomenon refers to the expectation of "streaks" in sequences of hits and misses whose probabilities are, in fact, independent -- such as coin tosses or basketball shots, the release said.

Wilke, a native of Germany, pre-recorded the interview in German from the studios of North Country Public Radio.

Listen to the interview at

View a video about Wilke's research at