Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond

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Harvard University Press, Aug 31, 2012 - Science - 281 pages
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Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified, human behaviors. Our earthiest instinctive acts bear the imprint of our evolutionary origins and can be valuable tools for understanding how the human brain works and what makes us different from other species.

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Review: Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond

User Review  - Little - Goodreads

I'll admit that reading the chapter on yawning was a bit of a struggle. The whole "yawning" thing got to be a bit much. I also think it's easier to cry than to hiccough. My 2 year old can cry at will ... Read full review

Review: Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond

User Review  - Erdem Tasdelen - Goodreads

Quite possibly one of the most boring books I have ever read. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Robert R. Provine is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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