The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right
The inability to understand sarcasm may be a warning sign of brain conditions.
Scientists found that autism, closed head injuries, brain lesions, and schizophrenia can interfere with the ability to understand sarcasm. People with frontotemporal dementia have difficulty detecting sarcasm. The loss of the ability to pick up on sarcasm could be used as an early warning signal to diagnose the disease.
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