About Laughter

What is laughter? Where does laughter originate? Why do we laugh? What happens when we laugh? These are questions that scientists have been trying to answer for centuries. 

 

Laughter is a complex phenomenon that is still not fully understood. Is it only humans that laugh?  Is humour and laughter the same thing? How does laughter affect our mind and body? What impact does laughter have on those around us? Is laughter really contagious? Does our sense of humour change? So many seemingly unanswered questions!

 

We try and address some of these questions both here and in our services. You can also discover more in our blog posts and in our external links to scientific studies carried out by other gelotologists (those that study the effects of laughter on the mind and body).