Theories of humor

There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous. Among the prevailing types of theories… Read more »

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of brain tumors are broad. People with brain tumors will experience them no matter if the tumor is benign (not cancerous) or cancerous.Primary and secondary brain… Read more »

Etymology and usage

The word is associated with sports, high merriment,[1] and amusement. Although its etymology is uncertain, it may be derived from fonne (fool) and fonnen (the one fooling the other).[2] Its… Read more »

Brain tumor

A brain tumor or intracranial neoplasm occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain.There are two main types of tumors: malignant or cancerous tumors and benign tumors. Cancerous tumors can be… Read more »


According to Johan Huizinga, fun is “an absolutely primary category of life, familiar to everybody at a glance right down to the animal level.”[10] Psychological studies reveal both the importance… Read more »

Relief theory

Relief theory maintains that laughter is a homeostatic mechanism by which psychological tension is reduced.Humor may thus for example serve to facilitate relief of the tension caused by one’s fears.Laughter… Read more »


Fun is the enjoyment of pleasure, particularly in leisure activities. Fun is an experience — short-term, often unexpected, informal, not cerebral and generally purposeless. It is an enjoyable distraction, diverting… Read more »

Behavior changes

Despite the personality and behavior changes occur in people with brain tumors, little research on such changes has been done. A person’s personality may be altered due to the tumor damaging… Read more »