Social laughter is correlated with
an elevated pain threshold
Laughter Produces Endorphins,
“Laughter is very weird stuff, actually,” Dr. Dunbar said. “That’s why we got interested in it.” The simple muscular exertions involved in producing the familiar ha, ha, ha, trigger an increase in endorphins. Laughter contributes to group bonding and may have been important in the evolution of highly social humans.
In five sets of studies in the laboratory and one field study at comedy performances, Dr. Dunbar and colleagues tested resistance to pain both before and after bouts of social laughter. See: Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain threshold
I connected with more than 1600 friends at Facebook during this past year and my work consumes most of my online time. I hope you will drop on by my FB page if you’d like… really.
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Sherri Of Palm Springs said:
Reblogged this on SHERRI OF PALM SPRINGS and commented:
love this Eric…Sherri
Thanks for laughter. vw
cindy knoke said:
Laughter is the very best medicine! Great post~
Sue Dreamwalker said:
Hi Eric.. Yes laughter truly is the best medicine.. and good to have caught your post today.. Sorry I am not a FB member.. but Your followers will no doubt be treated to some wonderful posts.. Sending you all the best..
Blessings Sue x
FB is fast pace and easy to post. I learned how to use it for my needs and I like to think I will post what I learn on these more permanent pages.Maybe I will. Thanks for the note Sue. I don’t visit as many pages here anymore but I do like to visit my friends and see what’s up. Love your latest posts. 🙂
Michele Anderson said:
Laughter truly is the best medicine.
Hunt for Truth said: