I have a student who, if I write a serious note, always responds with “haha” as the first “word” he writes. This annoys me. I often wondered why he, when given a proper advice on say data analysis or writing, always comes back with a “haha” and then writes, whatever he writes. This article helped me understand the anatomy of that laughter.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Also in: https://refind.com/arinbasu

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