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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Including the explanation of why we sneeze.
I love how the book was formatted, and sectioned. The author also repeats himself a lot, probably in an attempt to make a book out of things that don’t really have a lot behind cuious. My 2 year old can cry at will pretty easily, and I don’t know anyone who can actually hiccough on command.
Many activities showcased in Curious Behavior are contagious, but none surpasses yawning in this regard—just reading pfovine word can make one succumb.
Not just in the occasional bit of scientific jargon, but on a basic sentence-by-sentence level. Small Science can yield big rewards.
Jul 04, Lavinia rated it liked it Shelves: The link between itching and scratching. I was hoping for a little more physiology and a little less lame jokes and cartoons. Provinethe leading researcher of such phenomena, discovers the extraordinary hidden in plain sight.
Short, easy reading chapters on human behavioural topics one usually doesn’t find books written about: I laughed until I farted. Why would someone study those seemingly uninteresting and inappropriate acts?
I do have a few problems with the book. Such humble investigations provide fodder for grade school science projects as well as doctoral dissertations.
Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond
He was capabile of discharging wind through his anus to create music and other recognizable sounds. He suggested that if you had to buy something, you might invest in a stop watch.
Neuroscience and psychology made fun. I would say the answer lies in the questions this neuroscientist has asked himself: Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Never has our coughing, tickling, itching, belching and all else privine in provone subtitle been explored so nicely in one compact book.
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Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond by Robert R. Provine
He 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. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. A look at bulimia. Such humble investigations provide fodder for grade school science projects as well as doctoral dissertations.
Basic actions that we never think about are thoroughly explained integrated with past and current research. Prov Behsvior admit that reading the chapter on yawning was a bit of a struggle. Many Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread–in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors.
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The many causes of coughing. The author of this non-fiction book is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. His nonsense books, mo ….
This is a delight to read, fascinating and humane and very often funny. Cuirous to Read saving…. Nov 25, Vicky rated it it was ok. Jun 19, JQAdams rated it liked it.