News tagged with laughter

A Serious Question: Why Do We Laugh?

( -- Not surprisingly, Robert Lynch begins his research paper "It's Funny Because We Think It's True: Laughter is Augmented by Implicit Preferences" with a joke. Not his joke, but one taken from a toast Homer ...

dateOct 14, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Goose bumps, laughter and butterflies

The human body is as mysterious as it is magnificent. For every essential function like thought or a heartbeat, the body exhibits quirky behaviors that seem to defy explanation. Like goose bumps. Or hiccups. Or peals of laughter.

dateSep 14, 2009 in Other
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Laughter remains good medicine

The connection between the body, mind and spirit has been the subject of conventional scientific inquiry for some 20 years. The notion that psychosocial and societal considerations have a role in maintaining health and preventing ...

dateApr 17, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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