The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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'Laughter Guy' dissects features of counterfeit chortling

'Laughter Guy' dissects features of counterfeit chortling | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how often you fool your boss or in-laws by pretending to laugh at their dumb jokes? The answer is probably around one-third of the time, according to new research by a communication expert who conducted research on fake laughs. When your fake laughs fall short of convincing, tiny subtleties of your breathing are probably giving you away, suggests one researcher.
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How to spot fake laughter and then fake it even better!

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Teller Talks: The Science Behind Magic Tricks : NPR

On stage, Teller, half of the magician team of Penn & Teller, rarely says a word. But now he's talking, explaining how magicians harness scientific research on deception to trick audiences into falling for their illusions.
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