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Robert Provine: Cracking the Laughing Code

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Laughter is magical, mysterious, and one of our most honest signals. In fact, laughter is often more about relationships than jokes and can reveal what people really think of us. Recent discoveries about laughter have revolutionized scientists thoughts about this instinctive human vocalization. Robert Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation, reveals recent research findings on laughter in a discussion mingled with audience participation and video.

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