Beyond a Joke: From Animal Laughter to Human Joy?

  title={Beyond a Joke: From Animal Laughter to Human Joy?},
  author={Jaak Panksepp},
  pages={62 - 63}
  • J. Panksepp
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Art, Biology, Psychology
  • Science
Laughter and joy are considered to be uniquely human characteristics. However, as Panksepp explores in his Perspective, recent studies in chimps, dogs, and rats reveal that animals also exhibit laughterlike sounds when they are horsing around and having fun. 

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