Laughter IS the best medicine!


Epilepsy Talk

And, believe it or not, it’s good for your health.

Laughter can even help your EEG results!

For example, scientists traced the brainwave activity of people responding to funny material.

They were hooked up to an EEG and their brain activity was measured when they laughed.

In each case, the brain produced a regular electrical pattern.

Less than a half-second after exposure to something funny, an electrical wave moved through the cerebral cortex.

If the wave takes a negative charge, laughter results. If it maintains a positive charge, no response is given at all.

Next, the left hemisphere analyzes the words and structures of the joke.

The right hemisphere “gets” the joke. The visual sensory area of the occipital lobe creates images.

The limbic (emotional) system makes you happier and the motor sections make you smile or laugh.

Also, laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical…

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