May 8, 2014 ... An excerpt from "Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why" by Scott Weems.
May 13, 2011 ... "It's funny because it's true." There are a lot of theories, like this one, thattry to
explain why we find things funny. ... Why do wecommunicate it with laughter? ...
theory: People laugh at a situationnot just because it's incongruous, ...
Jun 25, 2014 ... I think Freud's theory on humor explains this case well. The Relief theory:
Sigmund ... Outrageous things often make us uncomfortable. Laughter ...
Apr 1, 2014 ... Since antiquity, people have hunted for a formula that explains humor. ... McGraw
recently travelled the world in an attempt to answer a question that has eluded us
for millennia: What makes things funny? ... It says that we find humor in others'
misfortunes and shortcomings. ... How do you know it is benign?
What one person finds funny another might cringe at. One thing ... Why do we find
things funny? ... Someone makes a clever joke and only a few people get it.
Feb 2, 2010 ... In understanding what we find funny, it's helpful to look at what makes a ... close
proximity while babbling verbal nonsense also seems to do the trick. ... This
mastery of our environments, our ability to align things with a sense ...
Dreams and revelations. The world's great religions and spiritual journeys
emerged from dreams and visions. Neurochemistry tells us how. Patrick
Aug 10, 2010 ... We tend to think violations of moral norms are funny as long as they are harmless
. ... death or moral taboos such as bestiality, can make people laugh. ... come up
with three criteria they find could explain why things are funny.
Jun 24, 2013 ... There is definitely a social role of laughter, and we learn what is funny from the
people around us. For example if everyone in your house found ...
May 28, 2014 ... And if it's good for us, why do we find some things funny—like ... We learn about
why certain groups of people find certain types of humor ...