Yes, but…

Yes, but why do I think this is hilarious?

In sum, Shamay-Tsoory and his/her colleagues propose a neural network for processing sarcastic utterances:

* 1-The left hemisphere language cortices interpret the literal meaning of the utterance;

* 2-The frontal lobes and right hemisphere process the intentional, social and emotional context, identifying the contradiction between the literal meaning and the social/emotional context;

* 3-The right ventromedial prefrontal cortex integrates the literal meaning with the social/emotional knowledge of the situation and previous situations, helping the listener determine the true meaning.

I consider this pretty funny too: “I work in the Artifical Intellegence Lab.” I have personally uttered that one, without irony.

Update: Lanugage Log or laugh track, you be the judge.

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