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Unformatted text preview: Humor The Processing and Evaluation of Implausibility General Model  Proposed by Suls in 1972  2 step process  Incongruity: unexpected aspect of the situation  Resolution: finding an explanation for this in the context of the situation Why is this funny?  Incongruity: Catbert takes the angry employees picture at the end.  Resolution: Catbert is evil and got this idea from the Evil HR Digest he was reading in the first frame.  Incongruity recognized and resolved Where is this happening?  Lesion studies: Brownell(1983) Shammi & Stuss(1999) Wapner(1981) Ferguson(1969) Brazzelli(1994)  fMRI studies Gallagher(2000) Goel & Dolan(2001) Wild(2006) Bartolo(2006)  PET studies Bottini(1994) Brownells study  12 patients with right hemisphere damage from strokes  4 choices: One correct punch line Two endings related to the joke and one completely unrelated nonsequitur. Brownells Results  All of the right hemisphere patients performed markedly worse than the controls.  Choices swayed to the nonsequitur  Preserved sense of incongruity?  Impaired sense of plausibility? Shammi & Stusss Study  Twenty one patients with lesions in varying locations were exposed to three tests of humor: Appreciation of humorous verbal statements(rating a joke on funniness) Non verbal cartoon appreciation(laughing at a cartoon) Joke completion(same as Brownells) Shammi & Stuss Results Wapners Study  Sixteen patients with right hemisphere...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course PSYC 460 taught by Professor Lawrence during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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