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Professor Greg Bryant in the News
December 5, 2016

Laughter Is the Best Medicine to Gauge Social Ties

The surprising amount we can learn from two people laughing together

Nov. 30, 2016 2:39 p.m. ET

Humans are a profoundly nosy, voyeuristic species, forever trying to figure out the social goings-on around us. An entire region of our brains is devoted to facial recognition. From suburbanites to yak herders, we gossip endlessly, dissecting the foibles of the powerful.

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