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Title:
Curious behavior : yawning, laughing, hiccupping, and beyond
Author:
Provine, Robert R.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
vii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread--in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors. Upon investigation, these instinctive acts bear the imprint of our evolutionary origins and can be uniquely valuable tools for understanding how the human brain works and what makes us different from other species." -- Back jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Yawning -- Laughing -- Vocal crying -- Emotional tearing -- Whites of the eyes -- Coughing -- Sneezing -- Hiccupping -- Vomiting and nausea -- Tickling -- Itching and scratching -- Farting and belching -- Prenatal behavior.
ISBN:
9780674048515
Format :
Book

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