ApologyEmbarrassment ConfusionContrary emotional states
•Children beginningaround 4 months of age.•Baby laughs 300 times aday.•Laughter is a mechanismeveryone has.•10 minutes of genuinebelly laughter had ananesthetic effect.
Scientists havenoted the similarityin forms of laughterinduced by ticklingamong variousprimates.
Laughter has been shown to lead to thereduction of stress hormones likecortisol and epinephrine.Laughter and healthLaughter also increases the numberof antibody-producing cells whichleads to a stronger immune system.
Sigmund Freud summarized it in histheory that laughter releases tensionand "psychic energy".She philosopher john morreall in histheory that human laughter mayhave its biological origins as a kindof shared expression of relief at thepassing of danger.Laughter is a social mechanismCauses
laughter can be classified accordingto the intensity and in accordancewith the expressed emotion:joy, relief, confusion or shame nervesit has also been determinedthat the eyes become wet inlaughter as a reflection of thetear glands.Types of laughter
-Laughter is not always a pleasantexperience.-Excessive laughter can lead tocataplexy.
The use of humor and laughter in literary workshas been studied and analyzed by many thinkersand writers, from the Ancient Greekphilosophers onward.
Herodotus For Herodotus, laughers can be distinguished intothree types Those who are innocent of wrongdoing, butignorant of their own vulnerability. Those who are mad. Those who are overconfident.
"The passion of laughter is nothing else but suddenglory arising from sudden conception of someeminency in ourselves, by comparison with theinfirmity of others, or with our own formerly.“MODERN LAUGHTER
Devotes the 13th chapter of the first part ofhis major work, The worlds as Will andrepresentation, to laughter.
“Man uses the comical as a therapy againstthe restraining jacket of logic morality andreason.”
One of the theories of the essay is that laughter, as acollective activity, has a social and moral role, it forcespeople to eliminate their vices. Finally, thus he defined laughter as an intellectual activitythat requires an immediate approach to a comicsituation, totally detached from any form of emotion orsensibility.