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The Complicated Search For The Origins Of Humor

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 3:26 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Two posts in this edition of TEDWeekends have presented differing objections about our work; both hinge upon falsifiability. Peter McGraw and Joel Warner have...

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The Future-Directed Nature of Mirth

(5) Comments | Posted August 3, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

In his TEDTalk, my coauthor, Dan Dennett, presented the analogy between Sweet, Sexy, Cute, and Funny. All are universally human emotional responses. Our sweet tooth, our...

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