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Why do we laugh?

questions children ask about the human body

by Martin, Terry

  • 290 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by DK Pub., Distributed by Houghton Mifflin in New York, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Laughter -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Emotions -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Laughter -- Miscellanea.,
  • Questions and answers.

  • About the Edition

    Presents information, in question-and-answer format, about what happens to the body when we laugh.

    Edition Notes

    Statementtext, Terry Martin.
    SeriesWhy books
    ContributionsDK Publishing, Inc.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF575.L3 M37 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL976811M
    ISBN 100789411210
    LC Control Number96013954
    OCLC/WorldCa34548652

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      The Science of Why We Laugh. Psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers are trying to understand humor One of the more recent proposals appears in a book Author: Giovanni Sabato.   Why do I fart so much? Sometimes you may experience more flatulence than usual. Increased farting can stem from a natural body reaction, or Author: James Roland.

      11 thoughts on “ Why Do We Laugh In Uncomfortable Situations? Grace Anne Walker December 2, at am. Good blog post! I often times laugh in the worst possible situations. When I’m with my close friends or my family I laugh at the .   7 Reasons Why People Need To Laugh. According to laughter therapist and author of Laughing at cancer: How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness, Ros Ben-Moshe, laughter is the best founder of Laugh Life wellbeing programs had empowered thousands of people to connect to their own mindfulness, and to become aware that even in the darkest times, there is .


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Why do we laugh?: questions children ask about the human body. [Terry Martin; DK Publishing, Inc.] -- Presents information, in question-and-answer format, about what happens to the body when we laugh.