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Cartoons Positive Effect on the Brain

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  • Jul 21, 2021 12:00 pm
  • 14:54

Everyone knows how good it feels to really laugh, but did you know it’s also good for our health to laugh? Laughing and humor can help transform our mood and emotional state in a matter of seconds. It connects people to each other and makes life feel just a little bit better. But even more specifically than just laughter, certain types of humor have a special effect on our mood, such as those newspaper cartoons. Today we are talking with David Fessell about what is so special about the funny section of the paper. David is a professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan and a Faculty associate at the UM Ross School of Business.