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9 Interesting Facts About Laughter

#5. Laughter controls our brains

Laughter controls our brains

In my lab we see the importance of laughter in our brain imaging studies. We compared staged laughter with the real thing. Not only does your brain automatically tell the difference, but listening to staged laughter produces greater activity in an area called the anterior medial prefrontal cortex. It’s known to be involved in understanding other people’s emotions. It shows that we automatically try to comprehend someone’s deliberate laughs, even when not instructed to do so. Source

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