Cognitive and Emotional Contents of Laughter: Framing a New Neurocomputational Approach

  title={Cognitive and Emotional Contents of Laughter: Framing a New Neurocomputational Approach},
  author={Raquel del Moral and Jorge Navarro and Rafael Lahoz-Beltra and Manuel Glez Bedia and Francisco J. Ser{\'o}n and Pedro C. Mariju{\'a}n},
  journal={Int. J. Synth. Emot.},
Laughter, one of the most intriguing reactions of individuals, is an important emotional component of intelligence's adaptive processes. Laughter spontaneously appears as an instinctive “gut†reaction; but it is also a cognitive phenomenon (humour), it is social, it has positive-negative valence, and it may wrap itself onto other emotional contents. Laughter becomes one of the most interesting instances to discuss the common information processing that underlies emotions and intelligence. In… 
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