Laughing is good for your mind and your body – here's what the research shows

Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.

Janet M. Gibson, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Grinnell College • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Is it okay to laugh during a pandemic?

One thing that makes the current situation unique is that it is not a single event in a specific place and time. Humour is a coping strategy.

Gil Greengross, Lecturer in Psychology, Aberystwyth University • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~5 min

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