Big Picture Science – Know Laughing Matter: Robert Provine
by Gary Niederhoff on July 20, 2011
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Part 2 of Know Laughing Matter, featuring Robert Provine, neuroscientist, University of Maryland, Baltimore, author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation, on the evolutionary purpose of laughter. Additionally, more jokes from listeners. (TRT 9:54)
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