Navigation Links
UK researcher identifies just 8 patterns as the cause of all humor
Date:3/19/2009

repetition, division, completion, translation, applicative and qualitative recontextualization, opposition and scale.

"Some are more intuitive than others," he admits. "The most basic, positive repetition, simply means that the unit is repeated in a similar form with the same purpose. As with all patterns, the repeated unit can be composed of any information available to the human brain, whether an entity, action or property. Then there's opposition, in which we take the unit and turn it against itself, such as can be seen in a mirror image or if we turn an arrow back to point in the other direction, producing a pattern of symmetry. However, while all the patterns are relatively simple in structure the activity of some forms of translation and recontextualization can seem counter-intuitive at first sight.

"In instances of humour these patterns may be recognized individually or in any possible combination of the eight. Most instances are founded on one or two, although theoretically there is no limit to the number of patterns a person has recognized when they find something funny. Pattern recognition remains a subjective matter, just like any other perception."

Details of the patterns and how they relate to more than a hundred forms of humour are published today in 'The Eight Patterns Of Humour', which is also available as a free eBook from the publisher's website at www.pyrrhichouse.co.uk/eightpatterns for a period of 30 days.

"The patterns reflect vitally important cognitive frameworks. Those of fidelity provide us with a basic arithmetical toolkit, while those of magnitude provide everything required to develop syntactical systems. Pattern recognition is in many ways pattern cognition, since the promotion of patterns through the reward systems associated with humour has massively accelerated humankind's ability to order and manipulate multiple units for multiple uses. Put like that, there are few better ways to express human i
'/>"/>

Contact: Nicola Hern
nicola@herncommunications.co.uk
44-798-009-8652
Pyrrhic House
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
2. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
3. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
4. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
5. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
6. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
7. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
8. Researchers discover new strategies for antibiotic resistance
9. Researchers find new taste in fruit flies: carbonated water
10. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
11. Antioxidant to retard wrinkles discovered by Hebrew University researcher
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2015)... , July 9, 2015  Synaptics Inc. ... of human interface solutions, today announced a ... first fully hardware encapsulated fingerprint sensor and ... technology is literally off the grid, isolating ... matching within the fingerprint sensor to provide ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ... "Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Patent Landscape" report ... fingerprint sensing technology is the most reliable and ... developed. This patent landscape focuses on fingerprint sensors ... of capacitive fingerprint sensors is closely linked to ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 Fingerprint Cards ... FPC1035, FPC1145 and FPC1155 from the distributor World Peace Industrial ... FPC,s distributors in Asia . Deliveries are ... sensors will be used by smartphone manufacturers in ... included in the communicated revenue guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Announces World's First Match-in-Sensor Fingerprint Authentication Technology 2Synaptics Announces World's First Match-in-Sensor Fingerprint Authentication Technology 3Worldwide Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Patent Landscape Market Report 2015-2020 - Main IP Holders include Seiko Epson, AuthenTec, Sony and STMicroelectronics 2FPC Receives Order for Touch Fingerprint Sensors of 268 MSEK 2
... MINNEAPOLIS, MN November 19, 2013 Data reported ... Ulm Project reinforce the positive influence of lifestyle factors ... heart disease and other health problems. Findings based on ... of obesity prevention and nutrition, specifically eating more fruits ...
... are located without much more than a sideways glance? Quite ... lead author of a study conducted at the Yerkes National ... Animal Cognition . The study finds that monkeys are ... Humans are able to locate, and even side-step, objects in ...
... Va. , Nov. 19, 2013   The Bensalem Township ... a new initiative in the field of DNA testing.  This ... will be the first of its kind in the country ... has its own local DNA database with over 6,000 DNA ...
Cached Biology News:Obesity and nutrition are keys to avoiding metabolic syndrome 2Monkeys can point to objects they do not report seeing 290 Minute DNA Results, A First Of Its Kind, Coming To Bensalem 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... R-Biopharm is proud to announce ... gluten in foods, has been accepted by AOAC International as Official First Action ... Fermented Cereal-Based Products by R5 Competitive ELISA,” based on a specific monoclonal antibody ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals ... Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in ... showcased revolutionary advancements in clinical testing technology and ... to diagnose patients quickly and accurately and make ... As of Wednesday, July 29, more than ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Tronics, ... as Sales & Marketing Director. , With more than 25 years of ... for reinforcing Tronics’ business development activities worldwide. He brings to the company his ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Washington , July 30, 2015 ... Market, by Product (Software, Molecular Modeling, PB/PK, PKPD, Trial ... Discovery & Development, Preclinical, Clinical Trial), by End Users ... Biosimulation Market is expected to reach USD 2,107.99 million ... a CAGR of 15.29%. Browse more ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RIDASCREEN® Competitve Gliadin Receives AOAC Official First Action Status 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 3Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 4Tronics appoints Francois Vieillard as Sales and Marketing Director 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 3Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 4
... ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27 Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq:,SIAL) is ... been named the,Vice President of R&D for the ... this role, he will help expand Sigma-Aldrich,s,leadership position ... life science researchers. Sullivan has been involved with ...
... Sept. 27 CV Therapeutics,Inc. (Nasdaq: CVTX ... a,supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to the U.S. ... the approved product labeling,for Ranexa(R) (ranolazine extended-release tablets). ... for first line treatment,of chronic angina and a ...
... 454 Life Sciences, a Roche,company, in collaboration ... developed a method, using the company,s Genome Sequencer(TM),FLX ... an,unprecedented level of detail. The new method enables ... changes to the,genetic code in a very fast ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sigma-Aldrich Names Patrick Sullivan New VP of Research and Development for Research Biotech 2CV Therapeutics Submits Supplemental New Drug Application for Ranexa(R) (ranolazine extended-release tablets) 2454 Sequencing(TM): Science Paper Suggests That Structural Variation Plays an Important Role in Genetic Variation 2454 Sequencing(TM): Science Paper Suggests That Structural Variation Plays an Important Role in Genetic Variation 3
A collection of 42 spots with normal tissues from different organs of C57 mice, rat and human....
... Fujifilm Life Science FLA-7000 excels at fluorescent ... gel documentation. It features four easy-to-access filters ... a filter for Imaging Plates) for upgrading ... customizable choice of four kinds of excitation ...
... Array Analyst Software has been optimized for ... algorithms allow the software to quickly and ... each well of an ELISA plate or ... Analyst Software has been customized to incorporate ...
For microscopy...
Biology Products: