The Resource Ha! : The Science of When We Laugh and Why, Scott Weems, (electronic resource)

Ha! : The Science of When We Laugh and Why, Scott Weems, (electronic resource)

Label
Ha! : The Science of When We Laugh and Why
Title
Ha!
Title remainder
The Science of When We Laugh and Why
Statement of responsibility
Scott Weems
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughterHumor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter. Beginning with the premise that humor arises from inner conflict in the brain, Weems explores such issues as why surprise is so important for humor, why computers are terrible at rec
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weems, Scott
Dewey number
152.4/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
R705
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laughter
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
  • Wit and humor -- Therapeutic use
  • Wit and humor
  • Wit and humor
  • Wit and humor in medicine
  • Laughter
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Physiological Psychology
Label
Ha! : The Science of When We Laugh and Why, Scott Weems, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4A7ADA9C-FE2B-46E9-BEFD-66298B008D86
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; PART I: ""What Is?"" The Elusive Concept of Mirth; 1. Cocaine, Chocolate, and Mr. Bean; 2. The Kick of the DIscovery; 3. Stopover at the Empire State Building; PART II: ""What For?"" Humor and Who We Are; 6. Specialization Is for Insects; 5. Our Computer Overlords; PART III: ""So What?"" Becoming a More Jovial Person; 6. The Bill Cosby Effect; 7. Humor Dances; 8. Oh, the Places You'll Go; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn870244229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465080809
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870244229
Label
Ha! : The Science of When We Laugh and Why, Scott Weems, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4A7ADA9C-FE2B-46E9-BEFD-66298B008D86
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; PART I: ""What Is?"" The Elusive Concept of Mirth; 1. Cocaine, Chocolate, and Mr. Bean; 2. The Kick of the DIscovery; 3. Stopover at the Empire State Building; PART II: ""What For?"" Humor and Who We Are; 6. Specialization Is for Insects; 5. Our Computer Overlords; PART III: ""So What?"" Becoming a More Jovial Person; 6. The Bill Cosby Effect; 7. Humor Dances; 8. Oh, the Places You'll Go; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn870244229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465080809
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870244229

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