gelotology 1. A psychological and physiological study of laughter. 2. The study of humor and laughter, and its effects on the body.
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Gelotology (from the Greek gelos, meaning laughter) is the study of laughter and its effects on the body, from a psychological and physiological perspective. Its proponents often advocate induction of laughter on therapeutic grounds in complementary medicine. The field of study was pioneered by William F. Fry of Stanford University. ==History== Ge...
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