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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Most interesting stuff was in the first few chapters discussion of language, physiological reasons for laughter etc.

Though it is one of the most common and identifiable human behaviors, laughter has, until recently, roberrt the sort of scientific scrutiny that has dissected, examined, and explained nearly every other point on the rich spectrum of our characters. Is laughing good for your health? Facts, theories, and even some tips about better living through laughter.

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A Scientific Investigation by Robert R. It is an ancient, unconsciously controlled vocal relic that co-exists with our relatively modern speech – a social, psychological and biological act which predates humour and is sharedwith our primate cousins, the great apes. Kolia Phan rated it it was amazing May 01, The Road Not Taken: Provine Limited preview – Seth Owings rated it really liked it Feb 24, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

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Robert Provine, the world’s leading scientific expert on Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Has anyone ever laughteg died laughing? Provine has authored more than fifty research articles concerning developmental neuroscience and animal and human behavior.

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This is an erudite, wide-ranging, witty, and long-overdue exploration of a frequently surprising subject. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Laughing Your Way to Health Appendix: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex and often puzzling-human phenomenon, Dr. If these are topics near and dear and fascinating, you won’t be disappointed with insights, discoveries, inspired, titillated r.povine intrigued by new paths to consider and for researchers to further explore.

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Feb 13, Jacob rated it liked it. The author is a neurologist who explored both positive and negative aspects of laughter specifically. Jun 25, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: Read more Read less. For such a compelling subject, I unfortunately often found myself disinterested. I’ve been reading it on and off since I picked it up in I was also troubled by the disregard for social gender bias in the findings about gender and laughter.