When he was younger, neuroscientist Scott Weems once burst out laughing at his grandfather's funeral. Not everyone present saw the humor in the solemnities.
Funny thing is, Weems, author of Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why, kept right on laughing at seemingly the most inappropriate times. So much so that he started to get a little self-conscious about it. Ultimately, all the angst spurred Weems to delve deep into the nature of humor in a big way.
"I wanted to know what was wrong with me and why I laughed at so many things that other ...
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