Analysis of Laughter (Part 2 of 2)


Analysis of Laughter (Part 2 of 2)

Research that merits your attention

compiled by B. Vanatian, AIR staff

It is unusual, at least in the public's view, for research and humor to be directly joined. Here are three additional published reports in which the link is explicit.


"Laughter in Medical Interaction: From Quantification to Analysis, and Back," M. Haakana, et al., Journal of Sociolinguistics, vol. 6, no. 2, May 2002, pp. 207-35.


"Older Adults' Frequent Visits to a Fast-Food Restaurant - Nonobligatory Social Interaction and the Significance of Play in a ''Third Place,''' M. Cheang, et al., Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 16, no. 3, August 2002, pp. 303-21.


"50-kHz Chirping (Laughter?) in Response to Conditioned and Unconditioned Tickle-Induced Reward in Rats: Effects of Social Housing and Genetic Variables," J. Panksepp, et al., Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 115, no. 1, October 2000, pp. 25-38.

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