The Anatomy of Sarcasm: Researchers Reveal How the Brain Handles This Complex Communication


Subject:
Social Science , Psychology

Description:
Summary and full text of a paper that explores "the neurobiology of sarcasm and the cognitive processes underlying it by examining the performance of participants with focal lesions [brain damage] on tasks that required understanding of sarcasm and social cognition." The paper is fairly technical, but does include some introductory material about sarcasm (a form of irony). From Neuropsychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Creator:
Shamay-Tsoory, S.G.; Tomer, R.; Aharon-Peretz, J.

Publisher:
American Psychological Association (APA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.apa.org/releases/sarcasm.html


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