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Ha!

The Science of When We Laugh and Why

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. Beginning with the premise that humor arises from inner conflict in the brain, Weems explores such issues as why surprise is so important for humor, why computers are terrible at recognizing what's funny, and why cringe-worthy stereotypes make us laugh the hardest. From the role of insult jokes to the benefit of laughing for our immune system responses, "Ha!" reveals why humor is so idiosyncratic, and why how-to books alone will never help us become funnier people. Packed with the latest research, amusing anecdotes (and even a few jokes), "Ha!" is a delightful tour of why humor is so important to our daily lives.

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Scott Weems is a researcher at University of Maryland, with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from UCLA. At the University of Maryland he has built a career studying the neuroscience of behavior, first at the Departments of Computer Science and Neurology, then working full time at the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). Weems also has an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University.

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 256
Erscheinungsdatum 20.03.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-465-03170-2
Verlag The Perseus Books Group
Maße (L/B/H) 243/158/23 mm
Gewicht 472
Abbildungen black & white illustrations, figures
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