Experimental trivia: The most incredible trivia Professor Tickle

Clarence Leuba, a professor of Psychology, conducted an experiment in 1933 to find out whether laughter is a…

Clarence Leuba, a professor of Psychology, conducted an experiment in 1933 to find out whether laughter is a natural response to being tickled, or if it’s learned from the responses of others.

Experimental trivia: The most incredible trivia Professor Tickle
Experimental trivia: The most incredible trivia Professor Tickle

During his experiment, he ordered that no one laugh as he tickled his newborn son and even donned a mask to hide his reactions during these sessions.

Seven months later, the baby was shrieking with laughter when being tickled, while his younger sister reacted in the same way three years later. His conclusion: laughter is an innate reaction to being tickled.

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