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Humor Boosts Neurological, Cognitive, and Physiological Elements to Learning

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The comedian W.C. Fields once said, “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” If you smiled or laughed at that comment, it probably also enhanced the mood of others who observed your reaction. Research on what are called mirror neurons demonstratively shows the contagious effects triggered by expressions of humor.

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Michael Rousell, PhD

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Michael Rousell PhD is the author of The Power of Surprise: How Your Brain Secretly Changes Your Beliefs. He studies life-changing events.

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