23 Mar '17, 4pm

It turns out laughter serves a deep purpose and contributes to a #healthylifestyle #haha

It turns out laughter serves a deep purpose and contributes to a #healthylifestyle #haha

My two-year-old basically lives to make people laugh. If something he does makes you giggle, he does it over and over, laughing harder and harder every time. It’s like your laughter infects him, and he amplifies it back at you. It’s one of those parenting things that makes the hard stuff worth it. Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies laughter. What a great job that must be! In this light, funny TED Talk, Scott delves into why we laugh. It gives some insight into why my son laughs as easily as he does and how that laughter will serves us as we grow up. Related: 8 Health Benefits of Laughter You might think of laughter as something you do in response to comedy, and Scott says that’s a common misconception. Sure, we laugh at jokes, but laughter is really an ancient response that we’ve evolved to help us feel better and connect with other humans. You laugh to...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/have-you-ever-wondered-w...

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