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November 8, 2013

 

More often than not, laughter is unrelated to humor.

What’s So Funny?

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

September 27, 2003

 

Recent research has shown that people are 30 times more likely to laugh in a social situation than when they are alone.

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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