Discovery of Brain Areas That Understand Irony

“Scientists say they have located the parts of the brain that comprehend sarcasm – honestly. By comparing healthy people and those with damage to different parts of the brain, they found the front of the brain was a key to understanding irony. Damage to any of three different areas could render individuals unable to understand sarcastic comments.”
BBC News

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Published: 23 May 2005

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