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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by DatSciolyBoi » October 5th, 2020, 7:04 pm

*Spent 20 mins on a chemistry problem before realizing I forgot to change inches to centimeters at the very start*
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by imaditi » October 5th, 2020, 7:17 pm

DatSciolyBoi wrote:
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*Spent 20 mins on a chemistry problem before realizing I forgot to change inches to centimeters at the very start*
I did that way too many times last year especially when i saw kilograms and i was doing a stoichiometry problem >: (
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by gz839918 » October 5th, 2020, 8:57 pm

sneepity wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 6:05 am
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I just completed my CITI certification to conduct social and behavioral research with human participants!

Also, what are your favorite fonts?
woa that's really cool! what are you going to research? (only if you want to share ofc)
I'm not sure yet. I and a group of classmates have to choose something to research for my phonetics class, but now that I have the certification, I'm cleared to submit social or behavioral research designs to UNC's Institutional Review Board. Although I don't have to choose to do an experiment with actual people, it's useful to have the training in case I ever decide to do something in the future, either for a class or research, that falls under the categories of the certification.

Here's one interesting avenue of research: why do we smile? It turns out, when you talk while smiling, your speech formants get higher in frequency. Higher frequencies are linked to smaller things; after all, smol fuzzy animals make cute and funny noises, and who'd dare hurt a tiny floof? So, it's entirely possible that humans evolved smiling as a tactic to make ourselves sound less threatening. There was a study that found a similar effect of smiling in other primates, I think chimpanzees, which supports the idea that smiling evolved to make us sound friendlier. That study is what got me started thinking about the topic, but all I can remember is that I read the study in an old journal with browning paper on floor six of Davis Library on UNC's campus, and I haven't for the life of me been able to track down a copy of the original study on the Internet. My group and I probably aren't going to actually research smiling during speech specifically though, because it's pretty well-known how smiling affects formant frequency. Maybe something related to it? Or maybe something entirely different.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by sneepity » October 6th, 2020, 4:39 am

gz839918 wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 8:57 pm
sneepity wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 6:05 am
gz839918 wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 6:43 pm
I just completed my CITI certification to conduct social and behavioral research with human participants!

Also, what are your favorite fonts?
woa that's really cool! what are you going to research? (only if you want to share ofc)
I'm not sure yet. I and a group of classmates have to choose something to research for my phonetics class, but now that I have the certification, I'm cleared to submit social or behavioral research designs to UNC's Institutional Review Board. Although I don't have to choose to do an experiment with actual people, it's useful to have the training in case I ever decide to do something in the future, either for a class or research, that falls under the categories of the certification.

Here's one interesting avenue of research: why do we smile? It turns out, when you talk while smiling, your speech formants get higher in frequency. Higher frequencies are linked to smaller things; after all, smol fuzzy animals make cute and funny noises, and who'd dare hurt a tiny floof? So, it's entirely possible that humans evolved smiling as a tactic to make ourselves sound less threatening. There was a study that found a similar effect of smiling in other primates, I think chimpanzees, which supports the idea that smiling evolved to make us sound friendlier. That study is what got me started thinking about the topic, but all I can remember is that I read the study in an old journal with browning paper on floor six of Davis Library on UNC's campus, and I haven't for the life of me been able to track down a copy of the original study on the Internet. My group and I probably aren't going to actually research smiling during speech specifically though, because it's pretty well-known how smiling affects formant frequency. Maybe something related to it? Or maybe something entirely different.
That sounds like a great research! The theory that smiling makes us seem friendlier is very cool. I think laughing is very weird, because whenever I think about it,I have a few questions- "who started laughing when they were happy?", "why do people make that weird noise only when they're happy?" and "what made people make that noise?". Maybe there's studies on laughing already, and I just didn't read them yet. But I have to agree, human behavior is very intriguing! I'm glad you're doing this research.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by Pi-Bot » October 6th, 2020, 9:10 am

DatSciolyBoi wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 7:04 pm
*Spent 20 mins on a chemistry problem before realizing I forgot to change inches to centimeters at the very start*
ayyyy just finished it. I think it was all that good.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by SilverBreeze » October 6th, 2020, 11:08 am

What makes something funny? Not everyone has the same sense of humor but there's a general consensus of "this is a joke" and "this is not a joke."
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by DatSciolyBoi » October 6th, 2020, 11:38 am

SilverBreeze wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 11:08 am
What makes something funny? Not everyone has the same sense of humor but there's a general consensus of "this is a joke" and "this is not a joke."
That's being greatly debated, because humor is subjective. Better not to laugh at all or someone somewhere will get offended, then it's #cancelled for you
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Post by Creationist127 » October 6th, 2020, 11:50 am

SilverBreeze wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 11:08 am
What makes something funny? Not everyone has the same sense of humor but there's a general consensus of "this is a joke" and "this is not a joke."
I think a combination of content, context, and tone. And the more you have of one, the less you need of the others.
For example, if you're on stage at a comedy show, pretty much everything you say is taken to be a joke. If you're at a lunch table, and you say something absurd, it's taken to be a joke. If you say something in an exaggerated tone, it's taken to be a joke.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by pb5754 » October 6th, 2020, 2:41 pm

DatSciolyBoi wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 11:38 am
SilverBreeze wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 11:08 am
What makes something funny? Not everyone has the same sense of humor but there's a general consensus of "this is a joke" and "this is not a joke."
That's being greatly debated, because humor is subjective. Better not to laugh at all or someone somewhere will get offended, then it's #canceled for you
FTFY ;)
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