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Barry Sanders

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Is Laughter just a Human Thing?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Aristotle thought that laughter is what separates us from the beasts, and that a baby does not have a SOUL, until the moment it laughs for the first time. Historian Barry Sanders, author of Sudden Glory, says that according to Aristotle, this moment of "human ensouling" is supposed to ...

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How Does Laughing Affect Us?

Monday, February 25, 2008

In this segment, we explore the rise and fall of a group of professional laughers hired to laugh for money on Fran Drescher's show "The Nanny." Then JoAnne Bachorowski, a psychologist at Vanderbilt University, says that giggling girls have more power than you think. She studies the sound of laughter, ...

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Laughter

Monday, February 25, 2008

We all laugh. This hour of Radiolab asks why.

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