Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why
June 9, 2014•14 min
Hosted by: Maurice Pickard
Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why wirtten by Scott Weems, PhD examines the internal process of how the brain and the mind operate in interpreting humor. Dr. Weems will also review humor as an exercise for the brain, the psychological and intellectual benefits of humor and what happens physiologically. Dr. Weems' career began as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as communications officer in Kodiak, Alaska. His travels then took him to New Orleans, Boston, Los Angeles, Annapolis, and Little Rock, where he earned graduate degrees in psychology, education, creative writing, and a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from UCLA along the way.
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