Funny jokes and laughter are the perfect way to challenge and exercise your mind and have a great fun time. Exercise your brain with these jokes and challenge your intelligence. If you are looking for a tricky and funny mind game to pass your time at home or work, then funny jokes are just perfect for you.
Did you know that there are 10 different types of laughter? According to expert Robert Provine, laughter is specifically a social structure, something that connects humans with one another in a profound way. According to his findings, people are 30 percent more likely to laugh in a social setting that warrants it than when alone with humor-inducing media. Read all about The 10 Different Types of Laughter
Joke comprehension has been decomposed into surprise registration followed by a coherence stage, involving frameshifting(retrieving a new frame from long-term memory to reinterpret information in working memory). This was examined by recording event-related brain potentials (ERPs) from adults reading one-line jokes or non-joke controls with equally unexpected endings. Joke and non-joke ERPs differed in several respects depending on participants’ ability to get the joke and contextual constraint. In good joke comprehenders, all jokes elicited a left-lateralized sustained negativity (500–900 ms), indexing frame-shifting, low constraint jokes elicited a frontal positivity (500–900 ms), and high constraint jokes elicited an N400 and later posterior positivity. By contrast, poor joke comprehenders showed only a right frontal negativity (300–700 ms) to jokes. This pattern of effects does not map readily onto a two-stage model of joke comprehension. For a more scientific perspective on jokes, read this interesting paper from Neuroscience Letters HERE