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What Makes Something Funny?

It’s said that the quickest way to kill a joke is to explain it, but scientists are still interested in finding out just what tickles our brains and makes us find something funny.

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Sources:
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/humor/#SupThe
https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/BF03336718
http://leeds-faculty.colorado.edu/mcgrawp/pdf/mcgraw.warren.inpress.pdf
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/features/2014/the_humor_code/what_makes_something_funny_a_bold_new_attempt_at_a_unified_theory_of_comedy.html
https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/69572/mcgrawwarrenwilliamsleonard2012.pdf
https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/69572/mcgrawwarrenwilliamsleonard2012.pdf
http://leeds-faculty.colorado.edu/mcgrawp/pdf/mcgraw.williams.warren.2014b.pdf
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2011/05/13/5_leading_theories_for_why_we_laugh_and_the_jokes_that_prove_them_wrong.html

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