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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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Laughter: A Scientific Investigation by Robert R. Provine

Casey rated it liked it Jul 15, Is laughing good for laughtsr health? Table Of Contents Acknowledgments 1. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Do men and women laugh at the same things?

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Is laughing good for your health? This is an erudite, wide-ranging, witty, and long-overdue exploration of a frequently surprising subject. Please try again later. It was a gift to my son so I really haven’t read it, but he is always laughing when he reads it!

Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. A set of scientific conclusions, based on scientific methods, is presented. Do men and women laugh at the same things?

Provine has authored more than fifty research articles concerning developmental neuroscience and animal and human behavior. A very interesting book. The chapters are very short, but the amount of detail within one paragraph makes it nearly impossible to know what to study. Cracking the Laugh Code: Laughter also includes such esoterica as the history of holy r.pprovine, laughing gas, canned laughter, and a description of the Tanganyikan laughter epidemic that immobilized an entire school district in The results presented are really interesting and the most important: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Laughing Your Way to Health Appendix: Oct 28, Charlie George rated it did not lauvhter it Shelves: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Most interesting stuff was in the first few chapters discussion of language, physiological reasons for laughter etc.

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