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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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The end of the book explores whether ‘laughter is the best medicine.

I’m going through with a highlighter and loving it even more the second time! 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.


Thanks for laughtsr us about the problem. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Is laughing good for your health? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Provine No preview available – Laughter: Do men and women laugh at the same things? Teresa rated it really liked it Oct 17, Chimpanzee Laughter, Speech Evolution, and Paleohumorology 6.

The author explains that laughter, humor, and especially tickling are topic This book was very different from what I expected, which was an exploration of happiness and humor.


This book has a lot of new ideas and some very r.prpvine facts. Selected pages Title Page. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Viking- Social Science – pages. Add all three to Cart Add all three laughtsr List. Saunaguy rated it it was ok Jul 18, Please try again later.

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Provine Limited preview – Robert Provine, the world’s leading scientific expert on laughter, investigates such aspects of his subject as its evolution, rogert role in social relationships, its contagiousness, its neural mechanisms, and its health benefits.

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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.

It is an ancient, unconsciously controlled vocal relic that co-exists with our relatively modern speech – a social, psychological and biological act which predates humour and is sharedwith our primate cousins, the great But for the past ten years Dr.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. I thought it was a really interesting and sometimes even humorous read. Return to Book Page.

There is simply no other book that treats laughter from the viewpoint of science, robsrt Laughter has the rare virtue of being as delightful as it is groundbreaking.


Provine PenguinDec 1, – Psychology – pages 0 Reviews https: The Road Not Taken: Different kinds of laughter are discussed. Maybe I just had trouble with the style.

Do men and women laugh at the ribert things? Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond. I thought it might be funnywrong! Javier Rosa rated it really liked it Sep 07, This book is no laughing matter!

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This is an erudite, wide-ranging, witty, and long-overdue exploration of a frequently surprising subject. Ronert never saw what the fuss was about. Is laughing good for your health? I highly recommend it. Cindy rated it really liked it Mar 12, The author is a neurologist who explored both positive and negative aspects of laughter specifically. This was a fascinating read and illuminates things we may have noticed but not understood.

Facts, theories, and even some tips about better living through laughter. Provine delves into all the aspects of laughter: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Please try again later.

Feb 13, Jacob rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.