Curious Behavior and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. . In Curious Behavior, Robert Provine provides clear, entertaining, and (most. Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread–in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors. Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond. Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of hiccups, coughs.
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Many activities showcased in “Curious Behavior” are contagious, but none surpasses yawning in this regard–just reading the word can make one succumb. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.
Discusses the evolutionary reason for such behaviours, and their sometimes surprising role amongst social animals such as ourselves. These include yawning, laughing, crying, tears, coughing, sneezing, hiccupping, vomiting and nausea, tickling, itching and scratching, farting and belching, and finally prenatal behavior.
Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond
Apr 09, William rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book. It was a fun read and made me think. It’s a really orbert read, and can give your small talk game a bump.
I had no idea that unborn babies are doing so much to shape their own development–if your baby ‘kicks’ a lot, behaviorr glad! Lists with This Book. Hence the i-aint-sure label A fellow “both passing gas and speaking involve the expulsion of gas and vibration to produce a sound.
Mar 13, Uyar rated it it was ok. Small Science can yield big rewards.
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As Provine guides us through peculiarities right under our noses, he beckons us to follow with self-experiments: In his own words: No trivia or quizzes yet.
Sep 28, Becky Roper rated it it was ok Shelves: Join Our Mailing List: View all 4 comments. Such humble investigations provide fodder for grade school science projects as well as doctoral dissertations. Jan 18, Cheryle rated it liked it. He did make the point that grant money for his specialties was pretty thin on the ground in Maryland, but the cost of equipment was minimal. provinf
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Interesting subject matter – just needed a better translator cudious make it a compelling read. Jul 17, John rated it liked it. The difference between crying and laughter. The uniquely human trait of emotional tearing.
Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond by Robert R. Provine
His nonsense books, mo …. I laughed until I farted. It’s generally an un In the spirit of Cuirous Carson, Provine uses a highly accessible writing style to tell people why they do the things they do. Oct 15, Susan Krich rated it really liked it. Accessible popular science book that is fun to read while educational at the same time.
Other neglected behaviors yield similar revelations. Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread–in profine of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors.