Babies learn humour from parents: study

The Telegraph:

Researchers discovered that between the ages of six months and one year, small children learn what is absurdly funny by watching the reaction of their parents.

A study of 30 children carried out by Dr Gina Mireault of Johnson State College and Dr John Sparrow at the University of New Hampshire, in America, involved recording the reaction of babies watching normal and absurd events.

The project explored whether 6-month-olds look to their parents for emotional guidance during absurd events, a phenomenon known as ‘social referencing’.

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