Latest Laughter Stories

Researchers Demonstrate Rare Animal Model For Depression
2011-10-25 03:17:19

Washington State University researchers have taken a promising step toward creating an animal model for decoding the specific brain circuits involved in depression. By electrically stimulating a brain region central to an animal´s primary emotions, graduate student Jason Wright and his advisor Jaak Panksepp saw rats exhibit a variety of behaviors associated with a depressed, negative mood, or affect.   "We might now have a model that allows us to actually know where to look in the...

2011-09-30 07:00:00

The makers of âœThe Gift of Laughterâ aim to increase heart health thanks to the benefits of authentic laughter achieved through their iPhone / iPad app thatâs now only 99¢. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 Leaving the stress and anger of the world behind can be very beneficial to health. According to research presented last month at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Paris, laughter can have a significant impact...

Is Laughter Really The Best Medicine
2011-09-14 12:48:56

  A new study has revealed that laughter might actually be the best medicine after all. Oxford University researchers found that volunteers were able to withstand 10 percent more pain when they spent 15 minutes watching comedy videos beforehand. The team split two groups of volunteers up for the study, one group who watched the videos, and another who watched "boring" programs before. The scientists found that the group who watched 15 minutes of "boring" programs were less...

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This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'