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Monday, November 18, 2002

The Brain's Funny Bone: Seinfeld, The Simpsons spark same nerve circuits
Different brain regions spark with activity when a person gets a joke versus when he or she reacts to it. Also see the next post.
Science News Online vol. 162, no. 20
posted by Marco Graziosi 8:13 AM

Did you hear the one about the prefrontal cortex?
Brain scans reveal the inner workings of humour.
Nature Science Update 21 February 2001
See also: Full text in pdf, and An Interview with Vinod Goel, in which he "discusses two new cutting edge discoveries related to humor and brain activity.". You can also download a presentation about humour and the brain, but you'll have to change the extension to .ppt and view it in Powerpoint.
posted by Marco Graziosi 6:01 AM

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