Humor and the Right Hemisphere: A Narrative Perspective
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.
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