Humour and Neural Networks

john cox j.e.cox at
Thu Nov 16 13:57:36 EST 1995

p at (Philip Dorrell) wrote:

>I have been wondering if there exist individuals who suffer a neurological
>deficiency that involves a lack of sense of humour. Further symptoms might
>include a readiness to accept bizarre belief systems (religion ?). In fact the
>patient may have a catalog of bizarre symptoms including lack of sense of
>humour, and it may be the lack of humour that is actually the primary
>cause of the condition.

There is such a neurological deficiency, its called 'Conservatism' ;)

>Philip Dorrell   Email: p at
>Articles on consciousness, dreams, music, evolution, anthropic principle at

John E. Cox
Biotechnology Centre
Cranfield.University, UK

j.e.cox at

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