How Laughter Works


Subject:
Sports, Recreation, & Entertainment , Social Science , Jokes & Humor , Human Nature , Psychology

Description:
This article considers laughter: "what it is, what happens in our brains when we laugh, what makes us laugh and how it can make us healthier and happier. You'll also learn that there's a tremendous amount that no one understands yet." Topics include the brain's limbic system ("a network of structures located beneath the cerebral cortex"), and the three traditional theories about what we find humorous (incongruity, superiority, and relief). From HowStuffWorks.

Creator:
Brain, Marshall

Publisher:
HowStuffWorks, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://health.howstuffworks.com/laughter.htm


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