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.



Content from AFP expires 1 month after original publication date. For more information about AFP, please visit www.afp.com .

Explore further: Doctors urge meningitis shots for vulnerable infants, children

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola (Update)

4 hours ago

(AP)—Police officers deployed to Liberia's international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by ...

User comments : 4

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

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?