Laughter PSYC460 v2.0

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/25/11 Zach Williams Justin Thompson Hunter Fitzpatrick
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2/25/11 Possible Areas in the Brain Where Humor Acts (1924- Tegmentum (including paramedial tegmentum and paramedial basal tegmentum Upper Pons Amygdala Fusiform Gyrus Parahippocampal Gyrus 0.5-2.0 mm from mid-sagittal plane, dorsomedial to the inferior olive (in macaques) Subthalamic Nucleus (with Parkinson’s) Anterior Cingulate Cortex Globus Pallidus Floor of 3rd Ventricle (physical, not electrical) Frontal Cortex Left Superior Frontal Gyrus NOT the Striatocapsular Regions
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2/25/11 Laughter in Animals Rats emit the hypersonic giggles when tickled http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0kxmfSGC . Jakk Panksepp is author of two of reference articles, has studied animals playing for roughly 31 years Dogs have responded to a particular “laugh”, as opposed to more aggressive behavior, like barking/growling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTehd4cGsq http://www.petalk.org/DogLaughSpect.html
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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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