|From my Laugh More Often board on Pinterest|
So in the interest of science or my own good humor, I decided I needed a new board on Pinterest, one devoted to laughter or to things that make me laugh. Then I can review it at any point during the day and see what the overall effect is on my sense of well being.
Want more humor and well being research? Here you go:
Laughter in a Time of Turmoil: Humor as Spiritual Practice by Richard P. Olson
Laughter: A Scientific Investigation by Robert Provine
Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott examines laughter and social bonding.
Robin Dunbar, psychologist from Oxford, says that the physical contractions of laughter trigger the release of endorphins in the brain (and of course that's never a bad thing).
The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor is an organization dedicated to providing evidence based information on practical applications of humor.
Try this: find three funny things a day and see what happens, or just look at my pinterest board once a day and let me know how you feel!