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Baby Laughter Project: Interview With Dr. Caspar Addyman
2012-11-13 15:38:29

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While our brains seem programmed to find baby laughter to be one of the most pleasant sounds imaginable, scientists at Birbeck University of London believe there´s also a lot that those adorable little coos and giggles can teach us about the early development of the human brain. Led by Dr. Caspar Addyman of university´s world-renowned BabyLab, a team of researchers is preparing to embark on a study that they´ve...

2011-06-21 08:37:00

ORANGE, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand European furniture, Sevres porcelain, a Steinway baby grand piano - all are expected to attract serious bidders to Don Presley's auction gallery on June 25-26. But watch the mood lighten when two circa-1953 American pop-culture icons are presented at the podium - Charles Rolland Douglass's "LaffBox" and the "Jayo Laugher" invented by I Love Lucy's legendary creator/producer Jess Oppenheimer. Each of the trailblazing sound devices is a...

2011-05-18 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For twenty years, On-Camera Audiences, Hollywood's leading provider of live television audiences, has filled a role that most people don't even know exists - connecting devoted fans with the television shows they love, and putting their faces on camera. Today, OCA is taking it to another level by connecting fans through their new social website. Two decades ago, television audiences had one role: to provide the laugh track. Today's fans want to...

2011-04-01 10:30:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April Fools' Day, Cindy Gendrich's Wake Forest University students may have an advantage when planning practical jokes. In the theater professor's first-year seminar, "Why Do People Laugh?" they have serious discussions about what causes giggles and guffaws. Practical jokes are not a guaranteed way to generate laughter, Gendrich said. "Lots of theorists have observed that compassion is the enemy of humor -- from the Greeks...

2011-01-16 00:23:17

January 24 is Global Belly Laugh Day. Celebrate the great gift of laughter. On January 24 at 1:24 p.m. (local time) smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud. Join the Belly Laugh Bounce Around the World. Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 Celebrate the great gift of laughter on Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24. Laughs and smiles transform moments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the 7 continents. On January 24 at 1:24 p.m. (local time) people around the world smile,...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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