[ExI] Nature of Humor: Grinning and Laughing

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 02:10:36 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 9:46 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Ben you are too kind.  But what I think Lee was asking was not do we laugh
> at jokes we are reading.  Everyone does that.  But do we ever just think of
> something and laugh.  I do, but that is a very interesting question, which
> goes back to one I asked a few years ago in this forum: when something is
> funny, why do we stop laughing eventually?  When we are sad, why do we stop
> weeping?  What changes?

Isn't it called "down regulation" ?  (amusing double-entendre)

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