Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Good news/bad news for SarcastiPundit

A new medical study concludes that

some brain-damaged people can't comprehend sarcasm.


"People with prefrontal brain damage suffer from difficulties in understanding other people's mental states, and they lack empathy," said study co-author Simone Shamay-Tsoory, a researcher at the University of Haifa [Israel]. "Therefore, they can't understand what the speaker really is talking about, and get only the literal meaning."

The bad news for this blogger is that some readers will not “get” what I discuss here. The good news is that it will only be the brain-damaged among you.


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