The Science of When We Laugh and Why with Scott Weems

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Scott Weems, adjunct research scientist at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language, is receiving rave reviews for his new book, “Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why.” Scott, a cognitive neuroscientist, investigates the science of humor and what happens in our brains when we laugh. He argues that humor is the result of a cerebral conflict and comes from a deeper desire to understand the world.

Scotts’ debut book has been featured in countless print and online media including CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, MSNBC, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Visit his website at

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