6D8597EC51EFA3DEB5745978225EF1D3 10 practical facts you did not know about laughter - Facts and Information


10 practical facts you did not know about laughter

1- Laughter is one of the least understood human behaviors. It is a very complex process and one of the functions of the advanced cerebral cortex. Laughing requires awareness and sensitivity of things that arise in human life and their meanings. Cognition leads to emotion that turns into contraction of muscles in the face, especially around the mouth, and wrinkles of pleasure are formed on both sides of the eyes (this region is what differentiates between true and fake laughter).

 2- Laughing infection: Laughing is actually contagious, as watching a person or people laughing stimulates a region of the brain associated with imitation and simulation that appears in the facial muscles. Similar to yawning, crying and sneezing. It is reported that the longest episode of laughter was on a farmer in America, which lasted from 1922-1987.

3- Why does a person not laugh when he tickles himself? The answer is found in the posterior region of the brain, which is called "cerebellum" and is specialized in controlling movement. Studies at the University of London have shown that this region can predict a feeling when it is caused by the movement of the body itself, but it is not able to predict this feeling if it is released from an external source.

4- Tickling: tickling is considered a social activity. A person does not tickle himself. If he does, he will not laugh. Because that lacks the elements of surprise and social interaction. And what happens with it is that when the limbs of the nerves caress, it sends a signal to the brain that converts them into neuromuscular contractions, which is free, volatile, involuntary chuckling that is difficult to control. And scientists at the University of San Diego, America, have discovered that laughter begins seven seconds after tickling, continues for 50 seconds and then decreases, if tickling does not continue and increases. And tickle laugh, which is a neurological reflection, differs from laughing humor, for example, which is rational.

 5- When a person laughs, 17 muscles in the face and 80 muscles in the entire body move, and the speed of breathing increases.

6- Recently, researchers found that the infant starts to laugh after the lapse of (17) days after his birth.

7- Benefits of laughter: laughter benefits the body and mind, reduces high blood pressure and heart disease. It increases your ability to meditate and relax. It strengthens the immune system and the natural means of defense present in the body. It reduces the severity of pain by raising the level of secretion of endorphins. It benefits patients with bronchitis and asthma crises by raising the oxygen level in the blood that enters the lung. A person has self-confidence, reduces snoring because it helps not to relax the throat muscles, raises your mental performance and your ability to keep information for as long as possible and strengthens memory, renews energy.

8- Cases in which laughter should be avoided: Despite the great benefits of laughter, especially for the heart, it sometimes causes serious health problems, including stroke. There are some cases where it is recommended not to laugh and avoid it. Such as following the abdominal surgery, because laughter may result in removing sutures from the surgical suture, hernia patient, and hemorrhoid patient at an advanced stage.

9- Whoever has the ability to laugh: Robert R. Provine, a doctorate with a doctorate in laughing, points out that "Laughter is owned by all of us, it is part of the total human speech worldwide. There are thousands of languages ​​and hundreds of thousands Of dialects, but everyone laughs in one way. Everyone can laugh and the infant has the ability to laugh before he starts to learn to speak, even a deaf or blind child retains the ability to laugh. ”

10- Genetic factors: If there are people who laugh more than others, then this is likely due to genetic factors. ”To prove this, Provin referred to a study called“ Jijel twins, ”two female twins who were separated from birth for forty years and when they met they were They have a great ability to laugh equally and equally, even though the adoptive fathers had a strict non-laughing nature, hence the "Proven" affirmed that the twins inherited the same genetic traits of laughter, as they also inherit the willingness to laugh and perhaps taste and search for humor.


Finally .. As it is clear, understanding laughter and humor has sparked minds and ideas in search and formulation of his understanding, and thus to understand the human being and his emotions and thinking. Sometimes we forget how complex and profound it is that we consider normal and routine in our lives. But the beginning of science was by asking about everything that we consider simple and shallow. Do not forget to use this amazing ability that we humans possess, which is laughter.



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