Science explains why comedies are funnier when you see them in a crowded theater.

We’ve all experienced it: the same movie is so much funnier when you see it on opening night with a group of friends compared to watching the DVD by yourself. What causes this difference? Here, a group of psychologists tested the idea that it’s knowing that you are part of a group watching a movie or looking at photos that makes emotions like humor more intense. They found that indeed, having members of one’s group (for example, other students at the same college) watching the same thing cau

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