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LIBM 2008 - First International Workshop on Laughter in Interaction and Body Movement

  • Hitoshi Iida
  • Masashi Okamoto
  • Katsuya Takanashi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5447)

Abstract

Laughter takes a great role in leading a social life for humans. It not only comes out as just a physiological phenomenon, but is ingeniously designed and created as a resource for constructing a social relationship or bringing about smooth communication. Social laughter cannot be created by a single person but by a collaborative activity among participants in a conversation. Furthermore, configuration and body movements of the participants also comprise the essential factors of laughter besides linguistic ones.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitoshi Iida
    • 1
  • Masashi Okamoto
    • 1
  • Katsuya Takanashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo University of TechnologyHachioji City, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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