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Die Physiologie und Psychologie des Lachens und des Komischen. Ein Beitrag zur experimentellen Psychologie für Naturforscher, Philosophen und gebildete Laien.   By:

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Die Physiologie und Psychologie des Lachens und des Komischen is a thought-provoking and comprehensive exploration of the science behind laughter and humor. Ewald Hecker delves into the intricacies of how our bodies and minds react to funny stimuli, providing valuable insights for researchers, philosophers, and curious individuals alike. The book draws on a wide range of experimental psychology studies to elucidate the complex interplay between physiology, psychology, and humor, making it a must-read for anyone interested in the underlying mechanisms of laughter. Hecker's writing is clear and concise, making even complex scientific concepts accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Overall, this book offers a fascinating look into the psychology of laughter and comedy, shedding light on a topic that is often taken for granted.

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Ebook Editor's Prefatory Note

Wherever the original text uses letterspacing for emphasis, I have substituted enclosing understrikes; I have, however, kept the German style quotation marks (although in some plain text character sets the right side quotation mark does not appear as the proper stylistic complement of the left side quotation mark).

The only spelling errors I spotted are "Jnhalt" for "Inhalt" on p. 14 (although capital "I" and "J" are sometimes conflated or not conspicuously distinguished in German blackletter typefaces, Hecker's book is not set in such a typeface), "lehhaft" for "lebhaft" on p. 20, and "deselbeu" for "deselben" on p. 75. Otherwise, the spelling, though not always consistent, seems to employ what were acceptable variants at the time of writing.

I have neither corrected Hecker's spelling or attempted to make it consistent, nor have I made other corrections to the original text. In particular, I have retained Hecker's idiosyncratic use of the long dash throughout; sometimes his long dash functions like genuine punctuation, but oftentimes its purpose is difficult to discern (e.g. he sometimes uses it at the end of a paragraph after the period). I have also retained Hecker's idiosyncratic use of doubled double quotes for a quotation within a quotation on p. 68... Continue reading book >>

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