A little smile or a laugh uproariously are a form of exercise that trains the brain to be more strong, resilient and able to deal with difficult and stressful situations. In the same way as a spinning session or a nice ride, humor is the fitness of the mind and is also good for the immune system. The claims Scott Weems, cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Mariland and author of the new book, ‘Ah! The science of When We laugh and why ‘, which brings the latest research on the subject.
As for exercise, humor helps to keep your brain trained to deal with events highly stressful and difficult to interpret.