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One brain area helps you to enjoy a joke — but another helps you to get it

Dorsal striatum in the brain, illustration.

One half of the brain structure called the striatum (green and red) is involved in appreciating a joke, but it takes both halves to understand the joke. Credit: Kateryna Kon/SPL

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Nature 623, 461 (2023)



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