Title: Why We Laugh
Featured: Sophie Scott
Publication Date: 2015
TED Description: "Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up."
Often people forget how important laughter and having fun is in their lives. It's why being funny, laughing, and just being more relaxed is such an important part of the classes I teach. Life is too short to be so serious -- particularly when helping ourselves and other people grow.
Being too serious can also stand in the way of your ability to learn and retain information. When tested, students who are laughing and enjoying themselves in the classroom are actually shown to retain more of the subject presented. Laughter is a form of engagement that increases your ability to remember and retain.
Don't neglect making time for laughter and fun.
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