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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelotology

Gelotology is the study of laughter and its effects on the body, from a psychological and ... Other studies have shown that laughter can help alleviate stress and pain, and can assist cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. "The science of laughter was ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/laughter-and-memory_n_5192086.html

Apr 22, 2014 ... Other studies have also shown the wide-ranging health benefits of laughter. A Vanderbilt University study estimated that just 10-15 minutes of ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2762283

Humour researchers– have reported shortcomings of studies on the physiologic effects of laughter. For example, “Taken together, the empirical studies reviewed  ...

www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200011/the-science-laughter

Nov 1, 2000 ... Most people think of laughter as a simple response to comedy, or a ... an observation from my field studies: The laughter of the female, not the ...

www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/350-scientific-research-papers-on-laughter

Basil Hall, Laughter as a displacement activity: the implications for humor theory; Baudelaire, Charles .... Perspectives in Religious Studies 32.3 (2005): 295-308.

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/naturally-selected/201210/laughter-really-is-the-best-medicine

Oct 5, 2012 ... A recent study suggests that laughter triggers the release of endorphins, ... pain tolerance went up by as much as 50% in some of our studies.

www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456

Whether you're guffawing at a sitcom on TV or quietly giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-laughter-may-be-the-best-pain-medicine

Sep 14, 2011 ... Laughter with friends releases endorphins, the brain's "feel-good" chemicals. ... Laughing with friends releases feel-good brain chemicals, which also ... for Transgender Service Members Would Be Minimal, Studies Show.

www.laughmd.com/clinical-research

In response to laughter, our bodies produce pain-killing hormones called endorphins. ... More research of studies conducted on Laughter at the University of ...