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 cardiopulmonar...
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 ...
Laughter stretches muscles, burns calories and produces a natural energy
Although the evidence (detailed below) demonstrating laughter's benefits could
be stronger, virtually all studies of laughter and health indicate positive results.
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 ...
Sep 14, 2011 ... The simple muscular exertions involved in producing laughter cause an ... In five
sets of studies in the laboratory and one field study at comedy ...
“The Politics of Laughter: A Cultural Theory of Humor Preferences.” Blind Men
and .... Perspectives in Religious Studies 32.3 (2005): 295-308. Cleveland, Les.
Jun 7, 2014 ... We all want to believe that laughter is good for what ails us, but the science
backing that up is thin. Most studies have been small and have ...
Laughter with friends releases endorphins, the brain's "feel-good" chemicals.
Apr 20, 2014 ... Ever have trouble remembering where you just left your keys? Laugh it off! New
research suggests that humor can improve short-term memory ...