Monday, May 23, 2005

Sarcasm on the Brain; Researchers Pinpoint Brain's Sarcasm Sensor

- "No, it's true -- many of you don't go a day without dishing out several doses of sarcasm. But some brain-damaged people can't comprehend sarcasm, and Israeli researchers think it's because a specific brain region has gone dark.

The region, according to the researchers, handles the task of detecting hidden meaning, a crucial component of sarcasm. If that part of the brain is out of commission, the irony doesn't come through, the scientists report in the May issue of Neuropsychology."

I don't get it.

Insert your own sarcastic comment in the comments.

1 comment:

Mark Kodak said...

Sarcasm . . from the greek work sarkazein, meaning, to tear the flesh from the bone, or bite the lips with rage.

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
- Oscar Wilde

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