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Pocket-Sized #1014: “Just A Sigh”

Just A Sigh

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1014, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research to Mason Porter. Dramatic readings and reactions ensues.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Mathematics issue (Vol. 16, #4) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

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1. Mason Porter encounters:

Is a Sigh ‘Just a Sigh’? Sighs as Emotional Signals and Responses to a Difficult Task,” Karl Halvor Teigen, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 49, no. 1, 2008, pp. 49-57.

Take a Deep Breath: The Relief Effect of Spontaneous and Instructed Sighs,” Elke Vlemincx, Joachim Taelman, Ilse Van Diest, and Omer Van den Bergh, Physiology and Behavior, vol. 101, no. 1, August 4, 2010, pp. 67-73.

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