Humor and the Right Hemisphere: A Narrative Perspective

  • Amy M. Bihrle
  • Hiram H. Brownell
  • Howard Gardner
Part of the Springer Series in Neuropsychology book series (SSNEUROPSYCHOL)


Humor is so taken for granted in most societies that its importance becomes evident only under unusual conditions—for example, when it is impaired or when it is altogether missing. The absence of a sense of humor can have debilitating social consequences and can deprive an individual of a significant source of pleasure.


Aphasic Patient Humor Production Humorous Stimulus Story Condition Denotative Meaning 
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  • Amy M. Bihrle
  • Hiram H. Brownell
  • Howard Gardner

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