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Contagious Laughter: How long you can resist?

Contagious LaughterOne possible reason to explain why laughter can be so contagious is that even though we laugh from all over our brain, laughter’s control mechanisms are located a long way away from brain regions that control higher functions such as language or even memory.

Perhaps this explains why it is so hard to suppress a laugh even if we know it is inappropriate, or why the brain responds even when we smile at ourselves in the mirror or simulate laughing with enthusiasm. Once a laugh is kindled deep within our brains these ‘higher function’ brain regions have trouble intervening.

Whatever the reason, here are 9 videos to see how long you can resist laughter contagion. Prepare to be very challenged!

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2019-01-01T21:17:27+00:00Laughter Blog|

About the Author:

Sebastian Gendry is a change-maker, coach and consultant with a passion for laughter. His life mission is help people live a happier, healthier and more connected life at a higher level of vibration. He played a major role in introducing Laughter Therapy in North America, Russia, and other countries and has been traveling every year to 3-6 continents since 2008 offering a variety of speaking and Laughter Wellness events, the method he created. He is a repeat TEDx speaker and has appeared in 100+ newspapers and magazines as well as major TV shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes and ABC Good Morning America. He encapsulates and shares the power of positive and playful energy and creativity.

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