"Humour is by far the most significant behaviour of the human mind.
You may find this surprising. If humour is so significant, why has it been so neglected by traditional philosophers, psychologists and information scientists?
Humour tells us more about how the brain works as mind, than does any other behaviour of the mind - including reason. It indicates that our traditional thinking methods, and our thinking about these methods, have been based on the wrong model of information system. It tells us something about perception which we have traditionally neglected in favour of logic. It tells us directly about the possibility of changes in perception. It shows us that these changes can be followed by instant changes in emotion - something that can never be achieved by logic"