Fake laughter doesn't fool the brain, research reveals | Family Office & UHNW - Empowering Family Dynasties | Scoop.it
As the world celebrates International Day of Happiness today (Thursday, 20 March), can we tell whether people are truly happy just from their laugh? "During our study, when participants heard a laugh that was posed, they activated regions of the brain associated with mentalizing in an attempt to understand the other person's emotional and mental state," the authors state.