kitchen table math, the sequel: Speaking of jokes and "reward prediction error"

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Speaking of jokes and "reward prediction error"

the world's funniest joke

I actually laughed out loud when I read this, and immediately afterwards thought: That joke's pretty dumb.

The fact is, though, that I didn't see the punchline coming, and I laughed.

Humor depends on surprise.

Eureka, part 2
Eureka, part 3
Eureka, part 4
Eureka, part 5

Flipping the Classroom: Hot, Hot, Hot
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The New York Times is surprised
In the world of MOOCs, 2+2 is never 4
World's funniest joke: humor depends on surprise
Dick Van Dyke on comedy
Philip Keller on the flipped classroom
If students could talk
Who wants flipped classrooms? (Salman Khan on liberating teachers)
True story
Are math & science lectures boring in a way humanities & social science lectures are not?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For funniest joke, there is also this:

-Mark Roulo