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Posts tagged laughter

November 8, 2013

 

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What’s So Funny?

According to laughter research, you're not as funny as you think.

July 10, 2013

 

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The Acoustics Of Laughter

There's a lot more to laughter than you might imagine, in this Moment of Science.

July 21, 2010

 

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Did You Know That Laughter Is Good For Your Health?

Have you ever felt better after laughing? Laughter can be one of the best medicines. Find out why on A Moment of Science.

April 19, 2010

 

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Laughter (And Other Emotions) Are Universal

Scientists are learning that emotions, such as laughter, are universal.

February 2, 2010

 

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Bad Mood? Here’s A Good Joke

How does a good joke make us forget our negative emotions?

September 27, 2003

 

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Laughter is a Social Signal?

Laughter research has found that less than 20% of laughter is a sincere response to someone's humor. In fact, it's primarily a social signal.

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