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Laughter - Wikipedia

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Common causes for laughter are sensations of joy and humor; however, other situations may cause laughter as well. A general theory ...

A big mystery: Why do we laugh? - Technology & science - Science ...

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Surprisingly, most laughter isn't about humor, says Robert Provine, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Why We Laugh - WebMD

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Mar 27, 2006 ... Whether it's the giggling of your child or the enthusiastic hollers of a talk show's studio audience, we hear laughter every day. Nothing could be ...

The Science of Laughter | Psychology Today

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Nov 1, 2000 ... Most people think of laughter as a simple response to comedy, or a .... generator, a neural circuit that causes us in turn to produce laughter.

What causes laughter? | Go Ask Alice!

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Oct 25, 2013 ... Dear Reader,. The technical term for the physiological study of laughter is the not -so-funny-sounding word, gelotology. Human laughter may ...

BBC - Future - What makes us laugh?

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Jun 5, 2012 ... All humans laugh, and laughter always involves a similar pattern of ... what about the cause, that is, the reason why we laugh in the first place?

How Laughter Works | HowStuffWorks

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Laughter and humor go hand-in-hand. Have you ever wondered just what a laugh is? Learn about laughter and what causes laughter in this article.

What causes nervous laughter? | Reference.com

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Nervous laughter is the result of a psychological defense mechanism that people use to tell themselves that what they see is not as threatening as it appears.

Neuroscience for Kids - The Science of Laughter

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... may not be universal. Bachorowski predicts that cultural influences may affect what CAUSES people to laugh, but it probably does not change how we laugh.