Latest Laughter Stories

Chances Are, Your Smile Is From Frustration
2012-05-25 11:33:39

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Although some people may appear to be grinning after you say a clever comment about how they gained holiday weight, a new study confirms it's merely a smile out of frustration, rather than humor. Experiments conducted by MIT researchers found that 90 percent of participants in their study actually expressed frustration through smiling. The findings could help pave the way for computers to help assess the emotional state of their users, and train those...

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...

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