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10 Facts About Laughter!

By Edited Nov 12, 2015 0 3

Harry and His Horse!

Hey, say Hi to Harry my Jack Russell and his Quad Horse, this dog will do absoluely any thing I ask.

We all love the affect of laughter, how it makes your tummy fill ticklish and makes you feel good all over. Laughter is an expression of temporary happiness, or a inward display of joy. Laughter is known in animals as well as humans, laughter can make you feel as if you belong to the group, signaling a sign of acceptance.

Here are 10 real facts about laughter:

1. Laughter is not bias.
2. Laughter comes in any Language, and any dialect, all over the world it is percieved the same way.
3. Laughter doesn't inhibit the deaf.
4. Babies laugh before they speak.
5. 15 mins of laughter everyday can help you lose weight.
6. Sex can cause laughter.
7. Laughter is contagious, thank god it's not a diease.
8. Laughter can be a pain reliever.
9. Laughter can help in coping when your upset, angry, or sad.
10. When one person starts laughing it can provoke others to start laughing.

The Brain and Laughing
The December 7, 1984 Journal of the American Medical Association describes the neurological causes of laughter as follows:

"Although there is no known 'laugh center' in the brain, its neural mechanism has been the subject of much, albeit inconclusive, speculation. It is evident that its expression depends on neural paths arising in close association with the telencephalic and diencephalic centers concerned with respiration. Wilson considered the mechanism to be in the region of the mesial thalamus, hypothalamus, and subthalamus. Kelly and co-workers, in turn, postulated that the tegmentum near the periaqueductal grey contains the integrating mechanism for emotional expression. Thus, supranuclear pathways, including those from the limbic system that Papez hypothesised to mediate emotional expressions such as laughter, probably come into synaptic relation in the reticular core of the brain stem. So while purely emotional responses such as laughter are mediated by subcortical structures, especially the hypothalamus, and are stereotyped, the cerebral cortex can modulate or suppress them."

Laughter and Your Health
In 2005 Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center stated that there is a connection between laughter and healthy bloods vessels, laughter causes the dilation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, and increases blood flow.

Laughter Comes From Where????
Laughter can be started when someone tells a funny joke, or you're being tickled, during sex. So all I can say is laugh alot more, and don't worry about what's going on everywhere esle.

If you want a little chuckle, check this video out, if you haven't seen it already!

Charlie Bit My Finger - This is Funny and Cute!



Sep 13, 2010 7:29pm
Cute picture; it must had taken you hours to get that picture just right! Either that or you're a very good trainer. Russel Terriers are very hyper from my experience.
Sep 13, 2010 7:42pm
Actually it took 2 seconds, he is insanely absessed with me, I rescued him from abuse, and he is just willy to do just about anything!
Oct 27, 2011 1:56am
Laughter is definitely universal.
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