Mapping the ‘Funny Bone’: Neuroanatomical Correlates of Humor Creativity in Professional Comedians

J. Brawer & O. Amir

October 3, 2021

Comedians show greater cortical surface area in regions of the brain associated with humor processing & creativity. The ‘sense of humor’ neuroanatomical signature is reflected in brain architecture that enables the linkage of remote associations in order to present an absurd combination or a surprising interpretation.

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