Once ago, I became interested in the cognitive mechanism behind jokes. I find these articles about them. Do you have any suggestion on this topic?
Marvin Minsky, JOKES and the Logic of the Cognitive Unconscious, 1980.
Abstract: Freud’s theory of jokes explains how they overcome the mental “censors” that make it hard for us to think “forbidden” thoughts. But his theory did not work so well for humorous nonsense as for other comical subjects. In this essay I argue that the different forms of humor can be seen as much more similar, once we recognize the importance of knowledge about knowledge and, particularly, aspects of thinking concerned with recognizing and suppressing bugs — ineffective or destructive thought processes. When seen in this light, much humor that at first seems pointless, or mysterious, becomes more understandable.
David Chalmers, A Taxonomy of Cognitive Jokes, 1989.
I read it once. I must think more about it and see if our jokes obey the same categorization. However, it is not apparent if it reveals much about the cognitive process of understanding jokes and humors.
Theory of Humor
I donât know the author of the text. But it may give us some ideas.
Some categorization of jokes. Might be useful to do the same in Farsi.