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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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. Do men and women laugh at the same things? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Customers who bought this item also bought. How laughter “works” physiologically, the difference between humor and laughter, giggling, how the sexes laugh differently, inappropriate laughter, and more.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The book is written like a textbook but is structured in a novel format. Provine has authored more than fifty research articles concerning developmental neuroscience and animal and human behavior. 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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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? English Choose a language for shopping. 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 robertt world’s leading expert on laughter.

Casey rated it liked it Jul 15, Has anyone ever really died laughing? A Scientific Investigation by Robert R. This is the best book I’ve read providing scientific perspectives on laughter and tickling. Nikhil Rao rated it liked it Jan 22, Also interesting that quadriplegics cannot cough or laugh. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


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While I generally enjoyed the explanation of the laughter related studies, statistics, anecdotes, theories, etc. Provine By Robert R.

R.provne was a problem filtering reviews right now. Set up a giveaway. A Scientific Investigation Robert R. Drawing upon ten years of research into this most robret complex and often puzzling-human phenomenon, Dr. But for the past ten years Dr. An empirical eye, a scientists facility with observation and experimentation, and a broad understanding of social sciences, neuroscience, and evolution make this the most comprehensive and best substantiated book on laughter and tickling available.

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