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Laughter in infants

'Happy Baby Emeth' by  Tim & Selena Middleton ‘Happy Baby Emeth’ by Tim & Selena Middleton (cc)

Who doesn’t love a laughing baby?

I had a very enjoyable chat earlier this week with Evan Jordan, who is a postgraduate student of Oklahoma State University, about her research titled ‘Positive Emotional Contagion in Infancy Study.’ Read More…

Simms Lane & Your Happiness Quotient

Simms Lane

“I looked and I saw that my happiness quotient was empty, because I hadn’t programmed into my day anything to have fun. So, from that day on I said – My goodness, I’ve learned everything I need to know from the SIMS.” Read More…

News: The neuroscience of laughter

Thursday, 23 April 2015 at 15:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg. Sophie Scott, University College London. The neuroscience of laughter.

Gordon W. Allport – Laughter as a weapon against adversity

Professor Gordon W. Allport“So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter” – Gordon W. Allport
Have you ever laughed at an inappropriate time and if so, how did people react? Were they supportive and understanding, or did you feel judged and shunned? Read More…