Why Do We Laugh?
Laughing is a universal human behavior, one that transcends borders of language and culture. But it’s also REALLY WEIRD. Why do we do we do it? The answer has less to do with humor than you might think, and more to do withs socializing, bonding, and biology.
Laugh Hard, Laugh Often
This video from It’s OK to Be Smart and PBS Digital Studios is written and hosted by Dr. Joe Hanson, Ph.D.
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Joe Hanson – Creator/Host/Writer
Joe Nicolosi – Director
Amanda Fox – Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads – Producer
Andrew Matthews – Editing/Motion Graphics/Animation
Katie Graham – Camera
John Knudsen – Gaffer
Theme music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod
Other music via APM
Stock images from Shutterstock, stock footage from Videoblocks
Featured photo courtesy of Marc Kjerland via Flickr
Learn More about Why People Laugh
“Laughter: A Scientific Investigation” by Robert Provine http://amzn.to/1fzZQLy
“Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why” by Scott Weems http://amzn.to/1etLLyv