The Science Behind Why We Laugh

In this episode of the educational web series “It’s Okay To Be Smart,” host Joe Hanson uses science to explain why and how humans (and some animals) use laughter to express emotion.

“Laughing is a universal human behavior, one that transcends borders of language and culture. But it’s also REALLY WEIRD. Why do we do it? The answer has less to do with humor than you might think.”

[It’s Okay To Be Smart]