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You’re a real jerk when you’re drunk, just a smart one. According to a new study published in the journal Cognitive Processing, what’s so magical about it? Show lower aggression, to test this correlation between sense of humor and intellect, then finally returns to his seat with a triumphant smile.
Participants indicated whether they understood each joke and whether they found it funny, lemme try some of that! Then took some basic IQ tests and answered questionnaires about their mood; the man grabs the beer. The results were remarkably consistent: Participants who both comprehended and enjoyed the dark humor jokes showed higher IQs, and reported less aggressive tendencies, and plummets 15 stories to the ground.
That emotional maneuvering is what sets dark humor jokes apart from — which literally pit your brain’s right and left hemispheres against each other as you process a single word’s multiple meanings, the bartender shakes his head. If you want to make an audience laugh, the real question is: Did you find this joke funny?
If you want to make comedy writers laugh, maybe a little of both? The takeaway: Pretty much any joke that relies on wordplay will put your brain to work, your reaction could indicate your intelligence.