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The Resource Ha! : the science of when we laugh and why, Scott Weems

Ha! : the science of when we laugh and why, Scott Weems

Label
Ha! : the science of when we laugh and why
Title
Ha!
Title remainder
the science of when we laugh and why
Statement of responsibility
Scott Weems
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter. Beginning with the premise that humor arises from inner conflict in the brain, Weems explores such issues as why surprise is so important for humor, why computers are terrible at recognizing what's funny, and why cringe-worthy stereotypes make us laugh the hardest. From the role of insult jokes to the benefit of laughing for our immune system responses, Ha! reveals why humor is so idiosyncratic, and why how-to books alone will never help us become funnier people. Packed with the latest research, amusing anecdotes (and even a few jokes), Ha! is a delightful tour of why humor is so important to our daily lives."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weems, Scott
Dewey number
152.4/3
Index
index present
LC call number
  • R705
  • BF575.L3
LC item number
  • .W43 2014
  • W44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wit and humor
  • Wit and humor in medicine
  • Laughter
Label
Ha! : the science of when we laugh and why, Scott Weems
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"What is?" The elusive concept of mirth : Cocaine, chocolate, and Mr. Bean ; The kick of the discovery ; Stopover at the Empire State Building -- What for?" Humor and who we are : Specialization is for insects ; Our computer overlords -- "So what?" Becoming a more jovial person : The Bill Cosby effect ; Humor dances ; Oh, the places you'll go
Control code
ocn853310548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780465031702
Lccn
2013046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853310548
  • a1052272
Label
Ha! : the science of when we laugh and why, Scott Weems
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"What is?" The elusive concept of mirth : Cocaine, chocolate, and Mr. Bean ; The kick of the discovery ; Stopover at the Empire State Building -- What for?" Humor and who we are : Specialization is for insects ; Our computer overlords -- "So what?" Becoming a more jovial person : The Bill Cosby effect ; Humor dances ; Oh, the places you'll go
Control code
ocn853310548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780465031702
Lccn
2013046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853310548
  • a1052272

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