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Laughter Therapy

Known as: Therapy, Laughter 
Therapeutic use of humor and laughter to improve emotional well being and health.
National Institutes of Health

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2013
2013
The burst of laughter that is evoked by tickling is a primitive form of vocalization. It evolves during an early phase of… Expand
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2011
Review
2011
Mental stress is an important factor contributing to recognized mechanisms underlying cardiovascular events. Among these, stress… Expand
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2007
2007
Despite independent evidence that reminiscing about positive events has positive emotional benefits, and that laughter plays a… Expand
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2007
2007
There is no report of patients in whom pathological laughter, a rare condition characterized by uncontrollable episodes of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
CONTEXT Humor therapy and the related mirthful laughter are suggested to have preventive and healing effects. Although these… Expand
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2001
2001
Abstract Distraction and relaxation have been controlled in previous studies as possible mechanisms for the effectiveness of… Expand
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1991
Highly Cited
1991
Prototypical respiratory-facial-postural actions ('emotional effector patterns') related to six basic emotions had been extracted… Expand
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1977
1977
 
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Highly Cited
1971
Highly Cited
1971
SUMMARY In the last decade we have encoutered 10 cases in whom we considered laughter to represent either the only or one of… Expand
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