In an experiment by Francesca Gino & her sassy conversation colleagues from Paris & New York,
They discovered something interesting about a tactic many of us have used to greater or lesser benefit depending on the situation.
It turns out that Banter, Verbal Irony, Repartee, and good-natured Badinage (what they’re calling “Sarcasm” here) is actually good for your brain, and those of all who take part in it.
But first the bad news…
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