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Teaching The Psychology Behind Why We Should Laugh More

The Psychology Behind Why We Should Laugh More

Amusement, delight, pleasant surprises, and funny memes (and the laughter they cause) add texture to the fabric of our daily lives. Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just a silly moment. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work. That’s because laughter activates many areas of the brain. These areas control motor, emotional, cognitive, and social processing.

Janet M. Gibson, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Grinnell College
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