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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Viking- Social Science – pages. Maybe Laugbter just had trouble with the style. Too early to tell at this point. Fintan rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Jan 27, Cara rated it really liked it.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Provine considers such aspects of laugher as its evolution; its role in social relationships; its relation to the unsconscious; “contagious laughter” and the neurobiological basis 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.

Provine author of the book and I dropped the class after only two-weeks of enrollment. Javier Rosa rated it really liked it Sep 07, The results presented are really interesting and the most important: This was a fascinating read and illuminates things we may have noticed but not understood.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 24, lou rated it really liked it Shelves: Published December 1st by Penguin Books first published July 1st 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.

Cindy rated it really liked it Mar 12, It was a gift to my son so I really haven’t read it, but he is always laughing when he reads it! Looking for More Great Reads? The author explains that laughter, humor, and especially tickling are topics that have a very small set of research studies and that it is difficult to get funding for such studies. Oct 28, Charlie George rated it did not like it Shelves: Facts, theories, and even some tips about better living through laughter.

Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

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Faber- Interpersonal relations – pages. The author covers many disorders and their effects on laughter, such as autism, split brain, laugh epidemics, kuru the laughing deathmasque manganique, Angelman disorder, epilepsy, ALS, schizophrenia, prefrontal lobotomy, Rett disorder, Williams disorder, Alzheimers, and brain tumors.

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Natural History of Laughter. This is an erudite, wide-ranging, witty, and long-overdue exploration of a frequently surprising subject. Robert Provine, Professor of Neurobiology and Psychology at the University of Maryland, has dedicated himself to the pursuit of this complex and often puzzling phenomenon, and through his research has established himself as the world’s leading expert on laughter.

Interesting ideas, and some very interesting facts man is the only animal that laughs, really laughs Provine PenguinDec 1, – Psychology – pages 0 Reviews https: Ten Tips for Increasing Laughter: Dec 11, Mellen rated it really liked it Shelves: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. More review of the book to follow. Want to Read saving….