Laughing will boost memory. Laughing produces neurotransmitters that flood the brain and nervous system with happy chemicals which will reduce stress. But there are more reasons…
It is well known that too much stress can negatively affect health. Medical News Today recently reported on a study suggesting that stress may worsen allergies, while other research indicates that it makes the brain more susceptible to mental illness.
Past research has also shown that stress can worsen memory and learning ability in elderly individuals. This is because stress increases production of cortisol – a hormone that can cause damage to neurons in the brain.
Since it is well known that laughter can be a stress reliever, the research team wanted to determine whether humor may reduce brain damage caused by cortisol.