The Relationship Between Laughter Intensity and Perceived Humour

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Abstract

There is a long history of recognizing a continuum in social signals of positive affect, with the continuum ranging from mild amusement signals to strong laughter. However there has been little systematic effort to assess what this continuum might mean. We present data that shows that incorporating intensity measures of laughter into laughter research is an important component and that there is a strong relationship between laughter intensity and humour. This may be intuitively obvious but the strength of the relationship suggests that intensity measures should be included in all laughter research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and Other Non-verbal Vocalisations in Speech
EditorsKhiet Truong, Dirk Heylen, Jurgen Trouvain, Nick Campbell
Pages27-29
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2015
Event4th Interdisciplinary Workshop in Laughter and other Non-verbal Vocalisations in Speech - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Apr 201515 Apr 2015

Conference

Conference4th Interdisciplinary Workshop in Laughter and other Non-verbal Vocalisations in Speech
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period14/04/201515/04/2015

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    McKeown, G., & Curran, W. (2015). The Relationship Between Laughter Intensity and Perceived Humour. In K. Truong, D. Heylen, J. Trouvain, & N. Campbell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and Other Non-verbal Vocalisations in Speech (pp. 27-29) https://laughterworkshop2015.wordpress.com/programme/