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Nerdy Curio

August 26, 2019

Real Laughs Motivate More Guffaws

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Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by 60-Second Science. Honest, involuntary laughter cued people to themselves laugh more at some really bad jokes than they did when hearing forced laughter.

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Aired August 8, 2019

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Connie S
I wonder if any blind people were polled for this survey? As for myself, I think laughter is generated as an automatic response because everyone else is doing it even if the joke itself isn’t that funny— especially when part of the humor lies in the facial expression of the person telling the joke or whatever it is that everyone else is laughing at.
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