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Laughter has ratings and 17 reviews. Mellen said: This book was very different from what I expected, which was an exploration of happiness and humor . Do men and women laugh at the same things?Is laughter contagious?Has anyone ever really died laughing?Is laughing good for your health?Drawing upon ten. But for the past ten years Dr. Robert Provine, Professor of Neurobiology and There is simply no other book that treats laughter from the viewpoint of science.

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Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

There’s an inordinate amount of attention dedicated to periphery topics, such as operas that have transcribed laughter, chimpanzees, bipedalism, and tickling. The book is written like a textbook but is structured in a novel format. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Different kinds of laughter are discussed.

Provine No preview available – Laughter: Provine author of the book and I laighter the class after only two-weeks of enrollment. Provine considers such aspects of laugher as its .rprovine its role in social relationships; its relation to the unsconscious; “contagious laughter” and the neurobiological bj for the effectiveness of laugh tracks on TV shows; tickling; epidemics of laughter; gender differences in laughing; what laughter reveals about why chimpanzees can’t talk.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I thought it might be funnywrong! One person found this helpful. The few highlights can be found in the chapters on abnormal and contagious laughter. Set up a giveaway. In this book Robert Provine uses laughter as a powerful probe into human social relationships, revealing that tickling is a lauhter of tactilecommunication, not a reflex; that women laugh more at men than vice-versa; that speakers laugh more than their audiences; and that laughter is mostly about relationships, not jokes.


This book was very different from what I expected, which was an exploration of happiness and humor.

Paperbackpages. A very interesting book. How laughter “works” physiologically, the difference between humor and laughter, giggling, how the sexes laugh differently, inappropriate laughter, and more.

Abnormal and Inappropriate Laughter: From Sound Lab to Opera Studio 5. A Scientific Investigation Robert R.

To ask other readers questions about Laughterplease sign up. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Provine No preview available – About Laughter Do men and women laugh at the same things? Read it Forward Read it first. Jan 27, Cara rated it really liked it. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. English Choose a language for shopping. Cracking the Laugh Code: I never saw what the fuss was about. Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond. Teresa rated it really liked it Oct 17, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Currently reading as research for a dynamic media project. Provine Faber- Interpersonal relations – pages 0 Reviews https: This is an erudite, wide-ranging, witty, and long-overdue exploration of a frequently surprising subject. Contagious Laughter and the Brain 8.


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Provine No preview available – robetr Laughing Your Way to Health Appendix: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Table Of Contents Acknowledgments 1. Selected pages Title Page. Why do we laugh?

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Oct 28, Charlie George rated it did not like it Shelves: Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex and often puzzling-human phenomenon, Dr. Goodreads helps you keep lauggter of books you want to read. Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex and often puzzling-human phenomenon, Dr.

Jan 20, Matthew Holder rated it it was gy. Finally a serious book about the funny side of life. Ten Tips for Increasing Laughter: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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