Sarcasm finds medical use in dementia detection

Dec 12, 2008

Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but Australian scientists are using it to diagnose dementia, according to research published on Friday.



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Roach
not rated yet Dec 12, 2008
Great, now I don't know if my doctor is looking out for my health or just another a-hole.
h1ghj3sus
not rated yet Dec 12, 2008
There is really no use for sarcasm. I am healthy and don't get sarcasm half the time. Sarcasm = non-truth
Towchain
5 / 5 (1) Dec 12, 2008
This is the greatest article ever written in the history of mankind.
phlipper
5 / 5 (1) Dec 13, 2008
This is the greatest article ever written in the history of mankind.

I thought it was good but "the greatest?"...Hey, wait a minute. Are you being sarcastic?