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9 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Laughter

Laughter is a communication method that has been around since ancient times. Not only that, it is a form of expression. There are many varieties of laughter: chuckle, laughter and other forms. Today, we will bring this article about the 9 weird facts about this smile.

People laugh before they speak.

According to scientists, people have used laughter as a way of expression since millions of years ago to develop a language for deep conversations. Even today, you can easily laugh with a stranger. The mechanism required for laughter is well integrated with our brain. Because of that, even a newborn starts smiling after about 17 days. And even children born deaf or blind come into this world with the ability to smile.

Laughter is rarely really only with jokes 

Robert R. Provine, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland, published a book called Laughing: A Scientific Investigation. His book shows a different study about laughter; he does not have a comedy club. He and a group of students from the University of Maryland listened to everyday conversations in local malls. They found that out of 1200 laugh-out-loud conversations, only 10% were born out of jokes. That’s why Province says that ‘bonding between individuals in a group functions with laughter’.

Monkeys and Rats laugh

This may seem strange at first glance. However, several scientists have obtained tickling noises from mammals. Penny Paterson, the president of the Gorilla Foundation, talks about Koko, one of their famous gorillas. She is renowned for her sign language abilities. He says she has a special ‘ho ho’ for her favorite visitors. And mice usually have a ticklish neck. Bowing Green State University scientist Jaak Panksepp and several of his graduate students tickled the napes of several baby rats, and these rats emitted a high-frequency chirp. They call them Panksepp.

Couples who laugh together stay together for a long time

Robert Levinson, a professor of psychology at California Berkeley University, invited several couples and told them to talk about the most irritating behavior or thing that the other partner did. According to him, even in serious situations, those who smile and face them feel some relief about those moments and live together longer than other couples. They have better satisfaction in their relationship than other couples who smile less.

Laughter can control our brain

What happens when you see someone else smiling? You smile too, don’t you? That’s because your brain makes it impossible not to do it. Sophie Scott, a neurologist at the University College of London, shows you the same result in her research. When she played laughing sounds in the background, she monitored the action of the brain cells. She found that the premotor cortical region, which is the part of the brain that contributes to the movement of facial muscles, is activated by the laughing sound. 

Laughter can burn more calories than you think

According to a study by Vanderbilt University, laughing for ten or five minutes daily can burn up to 40 calories. According to researchers, increased heart rate and oxygen consumption during funny moments boosts burning.

Nashville is a hilarious place

April 15, 2015 at 8.04 p.m. A group of comedians entered Nashville in the record book. Comedians such as Hannibal Buress, Rory Shovel, and Ahmed Ahmed Ahmed contributed to this. They created a new record by performing the longest continuous stand-up comedy show. That is 208 hours, 16 minutes.

Laughter is really the best medicine

Many studies show the benefits of laughter. A Loma Linda University research shows that laughter increases the memory of 60- and 70-year-old adults. Researchers at the Maryland School of Medicine found that hilarious movies increase blood vessel functions and blood flow. 20-year-olds and 30-year-olds were used for that. And some researchers show that laughter boosts immunity. It regulates blood pressure and improves sleep.

Your sense of humor may be genetic

A study done at Northwestern University used 300 people. According to them, people with the short version or allele of the 5-HTTLPR gene start to laugh at cartoons or funny movies more quickly than those with the long version. It has been found that the long state of this gene is associated with depression. This is the first research to find its relationship with positive emotions. According to Claudia M. Haase, co-author of this study, people with short alleles can do well in a positive environment, and they can suffer in a negative environment. Also, people with long alleles are less sensitive to the environment than others.

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