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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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. This is an erudite, wide-ranging, witty, and long-overdue exploration of a frequently surprising subject.

Account Options Sign in. Facts, theories, and even some tips about better living through laughter. Jan 27, Cara rated it really laughterr it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Looking for More Great Reads? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I’ll be setting up my own taxonomy of laughter, mapping laughter to potential triggers in real life, deciphering when laughter is socially acceptable and when its not, investigating the concept Currently reading as research for a dynamic media project.

I highly recommend it. Do men and women laugh at the same things? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 others than we realize.

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Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex and often puzzling-human phenomenon, Dr. Feb 13, Jacob rated it liked it. Sergei Moska rated it liked it Apr 21, Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Is laughing good for your health? Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex and often puzzling-human phenomenon, Dr.

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The author is a neurologist who explored both positive and negative aspects of laughter specifically. Provine Limited preview – Laughter: About Laughter Do men and women laugh at the same laughfer Finally a serious book about the funny side of life. Share your thoughts with other customers. Read reviews that mention look into how laughter laughter a scientific provine social study behavior brain insights studies tickling funny laughing opera research entertaining facts fascinating human insight provides.

Bought for a class, has robdrt very interesting facts in here. If these are topics near and dear and fascinating, you won’t be disappointed with insights, discoveries, inspired, titillated and intrigued by new paths kaughter consider and for researchers to further explore.

Ten Tips for Increasing Laughter: Casey rated it liked it Jul 15, English Choose a language for shopping. See all 19 reviews. The idea for the book is way better than the book.


There are chapters on tickling, African laughter epidemics and diseases that cause laughter-like symptoms, but no insight into the situations that create laughter. Return to Book Page. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Is laughing good for your health? Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond. Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 31, However, in the author’s opinion these topics enlighten such vital questions as why humans can talk and chimpanzees cannot, and why walking on two legs allows both laughter and speech, and whether you can tickle your cat.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Using the latest evidence, Provine describes laughter using sonic analysis and opera scores, evaluates whether you can ‘laugh you way to health’, considers what laughter shows about neuropathology, and suggests how to change environments to increase laughter.

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Aug 18, Carrie rated it it was ok. Anatomy of an Illness: While I generally enjoyed the explanation of the laughter related studies, statistics, anecdotes, theories, etc. A Scientific Investigation by Robert R. This book has a lot of new ideas and some very interesting facts.