“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
The laughter of tiny babies is not just a phenomenally popular theme for youtube videos, it is also a fantastic window into the workings of the human brain. You can’t laugh unless you get the joke. We believe that studying early laughter in detail will throw new light on the workings of babies’ brains, as well as offering new insights into the uniquely human characteristic that is humour. We aim to research just what makes babies laugh by conducting the largest ever global survey of early laughter.
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