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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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Bought for a class, has some very interesting facts in here. Dec 01, Pages.

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Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

The results presented are really interesting and the most important: I’m a little less than half-way through now, but I’ll have to back track and review some of the beginning chapters as a refresher. This book has a lot of new ideas robdrt some very interesting facts. Please try again later.

While it was competently written, I recall disagreeing with many of his hypotheses about the social context of laughter, which was disappointing and ultimately unsatisfying. Teresa rated it really liked it Oct 17, There’s an inordinate amount of attention dedicated to periphery topics, such as operas that have transcribed laughter, chimpanzees, bipedalism, and tickling.


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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Published December 1st by Penguin Books first published July 1st See and discover other items: The most important thing that I learned is that laughter and other emotions are echoed by those around us and we have a greater influence on roberg than we realize.

Account Options Sign in. Faber- Interpersonal relations – pages. This book was very different from what I expected, which was an exploration of happiness and humor.

PenguinDec 1, – Psychology – pages. Provine Limited preview – Facts, theories, and even some tips about better living through laughter. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Rawan rated it it was ok Jul 14, The few highlights can be found in the chapters on abnormal and contagious laughter. Do yb and women laugh at the same things?

Though it is one of the most common and identifiable human behaviors, laughter has, until recently, escaped the orbert of scientific scrutiny that has dissected, examined, and explained nearly every other point on the rich spectrum of our characters. Robert Provine, the world’s leading scientific expert on laughter, investigates such aspects of his subject as its evolution, its role in social relationships, its contagiousness, its neural mechanisms, and its health benefits.

Finally a serious book about the funny side of ribert. I thought it might be funnywrong!