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The human brain is a vastly interesting place, and what I found especially interesting as I was researching the frontal lobe was all the different functions of all the different sections of our brain. The thing I found most interesting, however, was the correlation of amusement and self-awareness - they are both managed by the Superior Frontal Gyrus, a section of the frontal lobe in the cerebrum. The cerebrum is, by extension, what makes humans intelligent and mentally self-aware. How basic is our ability to recognize something as amusing to us - to laugh at it - but how extremely recent it is, in evolutionary terms.
Contributed by Laura Catherine Suttenfield