There is science behind humor

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The laughter, the most common symptom of humor, “the only way to face the whirlwind of life”, that emotional response that illuminates our face between 15 and 20 minutes a day, makes us happier, healthier and smart also desirable slender.

That’s at least what says Scott Weems, PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCLA, the prestigious California university based in Los Angeles, in an essay title as simple and obvious as “Ja”.

A book published in Spanish by Taurus, which is neither a manual to learn how to count the perfect, the funniest, and helps us to be more funny joke. Only seeks to provide arguments to understand something as serious as laughter, what Nietzsche defined as “a reaction to the existential loneliness”.

The humor, and its clearest expression, laughter, is, according Weems, “our natural response to living in a world full of conflicts” and confusion. “It is,” Scott writes in his book, “a process, not an attitude or behavior” emerging “from a battle in our brain between feelings and thoughts”. Battle “can only be understood by recognizing what has caused the conflict.”

There have been many scientific studies in recent decades have shed light on that tenant of the human brain that is humor, which have been identified as 44 types, positive and negative.

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