It’s Not Funny! Why We Laugh When We Shouldn’t

Funerals, breakups, and other serious situations sometimes elicit a funny (lol) response

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“If laughter is partly a way of releasing tension, then maybe laughter occasionally gets out of control when you’re in a particularly socially tense moment like a funeral or math class and all that energy releases.”

Author of “Science of Breakup”. Preorder now: MRes Biomedical Research & MSc Neuroscience Neuropsychology.

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