Ha!

Scott A. Weems

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Scott Weems is a cognitive neuroscientist and author of Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why. He has been featured on CBS, CNN, and MSNBC.

Scott Weems’s career began as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as communications officer onboard the USCGC YOCONA in Kodiak, Alaska. His travels then took him to New Orleans, Boston, Los Angeles, Annapolis, and Little Rock, earning graduate degrees in psychology, education, and creative writing along the way.

He also has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from U.C.L.A. and once made a little girl cry by telling her that some people go to school until the 26th grade.


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