Université de Fribourg

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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The fear of being laughed at: Individual and group differences in Gelotophobia

Ruch, Willibald ; Proyer, René T.

In: Humor - International Journal of Humor Research, 2008, vol. 21, no. 1, p. 47-67

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The fear of being laughed at among psychiatric patients

Forabosco, G.

In: Humor - International Journal of Humor Research, 2009, vol. 22, no. 1-2, p. 233-251

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How do gelotophobes interpret laughter in ambiguous situations? An experimental validation of the concept

Ruch, Willibald

In: Humor - International Journal of Humor Research, 2009, vol. 22, no. 1-2, p. 63-89

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Extending the study of gelotophobia: On gelotophiles and katagelasticists

Ruch, Willibald

In: Humor - International Journal of Humor Research, 2009, vol. 22, no. 1-2, p. 183-212

Université de Fribourg

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...