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The Evolutionary Origin Of Laughter

30th October 2010

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One of the more complex aspects of human behaviour is our universal ability to laugh. Laughter has puzzled behavioural biologists for many years because it is hard to imagine how this strange behaviour has evolved.

Why would laughing individuals be fitter in reproductive terms? And why is this ability is built-in, like sneezing, rather than something we learn, like hunting?

One Response to “The Evolutionary Origin Of Laughter”

  1. Steve In Tulsa Says:

    Where is the proof that laughter is known ‘a priori’. It looks to me like something you learn with language.