Laughter: A Salon” is not a lecture but aims to be an enjoyable discussion of what Norman Cousins called “internal jogging” with lots of laughs to boot. My ice breaker is a sheet of ten cartoons with laughter as a theme. Next, we’ll turn to twenty brief questions from various authors and the conclusions that social scientists have come to regarding laughter. For example: “In what sense is laughter in a group grooming at a distance?” “Are laughing and crying a baby’s first two words?” And, “Why is the Asian smiley ^_^ different from the typical Western smiley 😊?” I hope you’ll join us.
Thursday, January 19 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Emeritus College, Seminar Room 228 511 Westinghouse Rd. Pendleton, SC