Laughter has different beneficial effects in the human being that can be differentiated through the physical and psychological level of each person.
Laughter has different physical benefits such as keeping people in shape since it works the different muscles that are not usually worked in a routine training session.
Similarly, laughter helps to oxygenate the human body in a better way, this is because after each laugh you breathe twice as much air as a general breath.
Also, the human body can generate more antibodies when we laugh, which helps to strengthen the immune system.
If we're talking about a psychological level, laughter is a completely natural process that releases endorphins, which are as well, responsible for generating a big amount of substances that combat anxiety, stress and depressive feelings in the mood, mental, psychological and physical levels of a person.
In addition to the various benefits that a person can have when laughing, we also know that laughter is:
- A natural medicine for the body as it greatly increases happiness levels.
- Laughter is a complete natural relaxant that can fight depression and stress in the psychological levels of a person.
- Laughing helps us to be happy.
If we talk about the "brain responses" that provoke the effects of laughter, we know that; in the brain, laughter activates the hippocampus, which is the center of the human memory and is directed towards the "amygdala" which is mainly the center of emotions, it also activates the "cortex" area, which is in charge and in the process of generalizing intellectual processes.
Laughter can be able to generate:
These are all hormones that contribute to the human physical well-being.
Laughter can be any specific gesture and sound that is made by a human being in response to an amusing or funny stimulus.
Currently, it is known that laughter can be considered as a mechanism called "laughter therapy" which is a technique or strategy that seeks to find and benefit in a useful or healthy way, to different people who suffer from low mental, psychological and emotional levels.
Laughter therapy should be combined in the same way with other treatments so that it can help to combat different diseases or difficulties.
Laughter as an expression of joy and happiness in many people has been considered over time as an alternative therapy in the field of health.
Laughter is a useful and beneficial biological phenomenon.
Laughter produces noticeable changes in the mood of a human being from facial expressions.
All expressions of laughter or happiness usually have expressions of joy or happiness but can also have different connotations related to the "funny":
- Situations of social gestures.
- Situations of sarcastic laughter
- Situations of acted humor
- Situations of laughter due to tickling
- Situations of laughter due to scorn or mocking
- Hasty laughter, etc.
Laughter can administer other beneficial effects on the human body such as the release of anguish, fear or dread, increases heart rate and pulse, stimulates the release of endorphins and helps to fulfill one of its most important functions such as maintaining the elasticity of the coronary arteries.
Laughter therapy is a therapeutic technique found to be based and generalized in the benefits that laughter can have on the health, general well-being and emotions of any person.
Although it is known that laughter on a general level is beneficial, there are different cases in which different health problems are related to laughter.
There is a pathological laughter that cannot be controlled that characterizes different diseases of the central nervous system as in the case of:
- Multiple sclerosis
Different mental illnesses such as schizophrenia can also present with different laughter crises that cannot be controlled.
How do people around the world laugh?
What happens when we are talking about another language and when we have the unknown question of:
How laughter manifests itself on a Global level in different people who do not speak the English language?
A lot of people have their own ways of expressing laughter, as a generalization through the characters, letters, numbers or symbols.
In English there are different ways to manifest laughter in a virtual or real way, there are expressions such as:
- Cracking up
- To roar with laughter
- Burst out laughing
In France, when talking about laughter, they talk about being "dead with laughter" which is equivalent to "MDR - MORT DE RIRE".
They also use:
French online laughs use variations created by French speakers themselves.
When we talk about laughter in Portuguese from Brazil, we know that there are different ways of expressing laughter such as "rsrsrs, huehuehue, hihihi, KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK"
In Thai they express laughter with a graphic expression of "55555".
In Russian they use different variations such as:
- haha = хаха"
- hihi = хихи,
- hèhè = хехе
The letter "x" is pronounced as an "h" in Russian.
Hence, "хаха" would directly come to mean "haha".
Japanese when laughing, usually write a "haha", but, when it is something very funny, they write:
This kanji automatically means "laughter" and its symbol is the " 笑 ".
In Korean, people express their laughter virtually just like people in Brazil with the use of "kkkk" or "kekekekeke".
In Greek, people express their laughter with a: "xaxaxa".
In Hebrew they laugh in a manner quite similar to people in Greece with a "xà xà xà xà".
German and Icelandic:
Their way of laughing is: ha ha, hi hi, haha, hehe, híhí.
In Nigeria, when people write a funny or laughing expression, they imply the acronym: "LWKMD" which would come to mean that they are dying of laughter.
In Danish, laughter is a phonetic expression and is expressed with a "Hae Hae", although many times many people in Denmark use a "ho, ho". So, they express their laughter in different ways depending on the context.
In Italian, they express their laughter in a graphic way with an "ah ah ah".