The neural basis of humour processing

@article{Vrtika2013TheNB,
  title={The neural basis of humour processing},
  author={Pascal Vrti{\vc}ka and Jessica M. Black and Allan L. Reiss},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={860-868}
}
Humour is a vital component of human socio-affective and cognitive functioning. Recent advances in neuroscience have enabled researchers to explore this human attribute in children and adults. Humour seems to engage a core network of cortical and subcortical structures, including temporo-occipito-parietal areas involved in detecting and resolving incongruity (mismatch between expected and presented stimuli); and the mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system and the amygdala, key structures for… 
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