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Le rire cordial dans les demandes téléphoniques par de jeunes infirmières à l’hôpital = Cordial laughter in young nurses’ telephone requests at the hospital

González-Martínez, Esther ; Petitjean, Cécile

In: Activités, 2016, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 2-19

This article is based on the conversation analysis of a corpus of telephone calls between young nursing graduates in their first year of work at a hospital and other members of the hospital staff. The main activity of these calls is a request that the nurse makes of her interlocutor. During these calls, the nurse often produces laughter particles – before, during and after a turn-at-talk...

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Insular cortex activity and the evocation of laughter

Wattendorf, Elise ; Westermann, Birgit ; Lotze, Martin ; Fiedler, Klaus ; Celio, Marco R.

In: Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2015, p. -

The insular cortex is fundamentally involved in the processing of interoceptive information. It has been postulated that the integrative monitoring of the bodily responses to environmental stimuli is crucial for the recognition and experience of emotions. Because emotional arousal is known to be closely coupled to functions of the anterior insula, we suspected laughter to be associated primarily...