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Subject:  Re: Humor... Date:  12/14/2012  11:39 PM
Author:  khalou Number:  414796 of 506974

istr --something about infant-mother communication.
giggling is infant's way of saying, "it's all cool, mum" pre-language
like crying is its way of saying, "bad st***!"

& something similar in the other Apes.

or ..... is that even your question?

Exactly that sort of thing. Of course, it wasn't the ultimate theme of the original post, but the part that merited scrutiny had to do with exactly what you're addressing.

I believe the current study of these matters is called Evolutionary Psychology or some such. Fascinating stuff for someone like me who is interested in human behavior.

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