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 chapters are very short, but the amount of detail within one paragraph makes it nearly impossible to know what to study. An early chapter explains that people rarely laugh when alone, often laugh during conversation, women laugh more often then men, women laugh more often when they are conversing with men, and men seek out women who they can make laugh. Refresh and try again. About Laughter Do men and women laugh at the same things? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Oct 28, Charlie George rated it did not like it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Set up a giveaway. Provine Limited preview – Laughter: Natural History of Laughter 4. Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 31, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. English Choose a language for shopping. Plus I always enjoy reading about lobotomy. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This is an erudite, wide-ranging, witty, and long-overdue exploration of a frequently surprising subject. Provine Faber- Interpersonal relations – pages 0 Reviews https: For a supposed scientific investigation, this book is really superficial.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Provine No preview available – Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond. It’s a REALLY informative book; if you’re doin’ a paper or someth’n, but if you’re try’n to learn to be funny, like I am, it’s not really helpful – interesting, but not what I was looking for.

Laughter: A Scientific Investigation by Robert R. Provine

Interesting ideas, and some very interesting facts man is the only animal that laughs, really laughs Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I was also troubled by the disregard for social gender bias in the findings about gender and laughter.

Is laughing good for your health? Robert Provine, the world’s leading scientific expert on laughter, investigates such aspects of his subject as its evolution, its role in social relationships, its contagiousness, its neural mechanisms, and its health benefits.

Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

Penguin Books; Reprint edition December 1, Language: Do men and women laugh at the same things? Selected pages Title Page. Jan 20, Matthew Holder rated it it was ok. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Saunaguy rated it it was ok Jul 18, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Share your thoughts with other customers. Books by Robert R. Don’t have a Kindle? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Provine has authored more than fifty research articles concerning laubhter neuroscience and animal and human behavior. Though it is one of the most lauhgter and identifiable human behaviors, laughter has, until recently, escaped the sort of scientific scrutiny that has dissected, examined, and explained nearly every other point on the rich spectrum of our characters.


Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Preview — Laughter by Robert R. Javier Rosa rated it really liked it Sep 07, Table Of Contents Acknowledgments 1. 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 concepts of projection and receipt of laughter [ laugh targeting ], create a mental map of laugh pathing [ laugh tracks r.prvoine, and then eventually my project will most likely include audio triggering in a physical space, spotlights, a stool with a glass of water in some sort of vague stage-like space LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Buy the selected items together This item: Provine Limited preview – Chimpanzee Laughter, Speech Evolution, and Paleohumorology 6. Too early to tell at this point. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Provine has authored more than fifty research articles concerning developmental neuroscience and animal and human behavior.

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