Laughter Holds Many Health Benefits

A study has found that laughing can affect the brain in many positive ways. When laughing, humans use the same part of the brain that is activated during meditation. The study, conducted at Loma Linda University, involved 31 participants who watched videos that would stimulate both laughter and stress. The study reports that while viewing the funny video, the entire brain was activated with high gamma wave activity, increasing dopamine levels. Dr. Lee Berk, the study’s lead author said, “what we know is that gamma is found in every part of the brain and that it helps generate recall and reorganization.” More here

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