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Laughter by Robert R. Provine


  • Paperback $16.00

    Dec 01, 2001 | 272 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Dec 01, 2001 | 272 Pages

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“[A] well-written, often amusing and always fascinating exposé.” —Scientific American

Table Of Contents

1. Laughter: An Introduction
2. The Road Not Taken: Philosophical and Theoretical Approaches to Laughter
3. Natural History of Laughter
4. Cracking the Laugh Code: From Sound Lab to Opera Studio
5. Chimpanzee Laughter, Speech Evolution, and Paleohumorology
6. Ticklish Relationships
7. Contagious Laughter and the Brain
8. Abnormal and Inappropriate Laughter: Clinical Perspectives
9. Laughing Your Way to Health
Appendix: Ten Tips for Increasing Laughter: Perspectives from the Mall, Workplace, and Clinic

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