The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Book - 2014
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"Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2014
ISBN: 9780465031702
Branch Call Number: 152.43 WEE 2014
Characteristics: xvii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jun 11, 2014

Great book! Some people think that becoming aware of how/why humor works will somehow spoil it. Nonsense [if you know how breathing works you can still breathe].
This is the best summation of humor research i've ever seen, and i do track this subject.
I was particularly amused to learn that the more religious you get the more humorless you get. [Proof that religiosity isn't equal to spirituality!].

Jun 05, 2014

Didn't get to finish or renew it, someone else requested it. Hoping to get it back to finish.

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