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University of Basel

30 July 2020

Laughter acts as a stress buffer – and even smiling helps

A research team from the University of Basel have recently conducted a study on the relationship between laughter and perceived stress. (Photo: Unsplash)
A research team from the University of Basel have recently conducted a study on the relationship between laughter and perceived stress. (Photo: Unsplash)

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events – although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter. These are the findings reported by a research team from the University of Basel in the journal Plos One.

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