What’s So Funny? The Science of Humor and Laughter
188 Suffolk St.
646-422-7898 Price: $15 ($18 on the day of the event)
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The expression of humor and laughter represent long-standing, universally recognized, and curious phenomena without any clear psychological or biological function.
In this talk, Dr. Lawrence Ian Reed will discuss several common aspects of situations that we view as humorous and elicit laughter. He will then present several theories explaining what quality or qualities these situations have that make them humorous. These will include (but will not be limited to) the sexual advertisement, encryption/decryption, and superiority theories. Finally, we will discuss the studies that evaluate these theories with several examples from popular culture.
Join us on Tuesday, July 23 at “Subject” – 188 Suffolk St.
Doors: 7:30 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
*This is a 21+ event
*Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase