When was the last time you laughed at a joke? Where did you hear it? Was it on TV? Or was it on a video clip or podcast?
Susan Greenfield says, “Everything that happens to you will be seen in terms of previous experiences.“
Your brain “can see one thing in terms of something else and that’s your unique perspective”, even when it comes to appreciating a joke.
Here’s what she says:
If you are a scientist or if you are just interested in Science, you may also be familiar with the erroneous opinion that Science is humourless. A joke is a cognitive jolt based on your previous experiences. This jolt can happen even if these experiences are to do with Science.
So let yourself go! Abrogate your sense of self and have “a cognitive time” with some Science humour from Brian Malow.