In a message dated 1/25/2000 8:57:44 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< psychological research into the area of laughter and humor didn't really
start until the 1960's, there has been quite a bit of study conducted
since then. And of course, this doesn't even count the historical and
sociological analysis of humor.
Yes, psychology does seem to be interested in (recently) explaining laughter
as well as other positive emotions. That's why I wish psychologists were
working on AI instead of programmers and hard scientists.
I was thinking of the study of cognitive science & neurobiology, which seem
to be fascinated with inteligence and consciousness, but oddly indifferent to
emotions in general. ...but yes thanks for your thoughtful reply!
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