Physiological Basis of Humor as a Positive Emotion

O. M. Shportun


The article deals with the physiological basis of humor as a positive emotion. Physiological theory of emotions confirms the fact that the emotional experiences are closely related with autonomic changes in the body. The emotion of humour is proved to cause changes in the cardiovascular, endocrine and humoral systems of the human body which in its turn directly has an impact on the psychosomatic health of the individual.


the emotion of humour; physiological changes; psychosomatic health

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