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Different Laughter Interpreted By Different Parts Of The Brain
2013-05-09 12:21:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The human brain is capable of deciphering all kinds of social cues and interpreting them into perceptions about people or situations. Now, a group of German researchers has found that joyous or mocking laughter can spark activity in the social centers of the brain, while tickle-induced giggling does not have the same effect. "Laughing at someone and laughing with someone leads to different social consequences," said lead author...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.