Curious Behavior and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. . In Curious Behavior, Robert Provine provides clear, entertaining, and (most. Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread–in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors. Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond. Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of hiccups, coughs.
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Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond
Refresh and try again. I would say the answer lies in the questions this neuroscientist has asked himself: The author has an entertaining way of presenting the material and I loved the cartoons that were included in the chapters and the media examples of real life cases of epidemic levels of contagious laughter and persistent hiccups that last for months. Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors.
Hence the i-aint-sure label A fellow roobert helpful review: If you are looking for a popular science that addresses the often neglected quirks of being human, this book is worth reading. What has really gone with the wind?
Feb 27, Sehar Moughal rated it really liked it. Bbehavior did make the point that grant money for his specialties was pretty thin on the ground in Maryland, but the cost of equipment was minimal.
Curious Behavior — Robert R. Provine | Harvard University Press
It’s roughly in the style of an excited science presenter at an junior-high assembly with the occasional dad joke, even when rpovine content veers into slightly more adult territory. I laughed until I farted. I also think it’s easier to cry than to hiccough. If not a page turner, it is at least easy to pick up and read at any particular point. The social play of tickling.
But it is also serious science about the importance of roberf stimuli, using specific language, and understanding the difference between what people think they do, and what they actually do.
Not just in the occasional bit of scientific jargon, but on a basic sentence-by-sentence level. Oct 20, Dan rated it liked it. Each chapter comes across as an abstract rather than an in-depth analysis.
Jan 31, Christie rated it liked it Shelves: Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread–in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors. I’ll admit that reading the chapter on yawning was a bit of a struggle. Though we proine take it as a sign of sleepiness or boredom, yawning holds clues to the development of our sociality and ability to empathize with others.
I was hoping for a little more physiology and a little less lame jokes and cartoons. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 21, Rock Angel marked it as i-aint-sure Shelves: It’s much too technical. Behavio 25, Vicky rated it it was ok. Want to Read saving….
Neuroscience and psychology made fun. So perhaps Curioks is more thinking of “things you encounter every day,” but then there’s a chapter on prenatal behavior, so the book’s topic is really just “things the author finds interesting.
Jul 17, John rated it liked it. The author could have done a better job of letting the reader know what the current scientific consensus is cyrious of his own research.
Curious behavior was a good book that indulged me on what causes, and the origins of behaviors like laughing, crying, and yawning i.