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The Role of Arousal and Hemispheric Lateralization in Humor

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Abstract

The interdisciplinary focus of these two volumes underscores the fact that humor can be explained or discussed from many different vantage points. This diversity is essential to the ultimate achievement of a comprehensive understanding of humor. Most attempts to explain humor have focused on cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, psychodynamic, sociological, or anthropological variables, as these two volumes attest. Relatively little attention has been given to more reductive explanations of humor. The present chapter will focus on theoretical issues and data related to psychophysiological explanations of humor.

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Left Hemisphere Positive Linear Relationship Hemispheric Lateralization Arousal Change Arousal Increase 
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