Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution / Re: Did laughter and storytelling evolve to calibrate our Social Morals?« on: 20/08/2008 12:22:33 »
Canned laughter is a poor substitute for real audience reactions. Most comedies have replaced the tape with an actual studio audience. But that doesn't change the idea that you need to hear other people to actually join in the laughter. You have to be fooled into thinking you are part of a group and that that group finds it hilarious.