The neuroscience of smiling and laughter

Rossouw, Pieter (2013) The neuroscience of smiling and laughter. The Neuropsychotherapist, 1 1: . doi:10.12744/ijnpt.2013

Author Rossouw, Pieter
Title The neuroscience of smiling and laughter
Journal name The Neuropsychotherapist
ISSN 2201-9529
Publication date 2013-04
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.12744/ijnpt.2013
Open Access Status
Volume 1
Issue 1
Place of publication Park Ridge, QLD, Australia
Publisher Dahlitz Media
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Social interactions are especially important to humans as they lead to the development of social skills (thereby promoting survival) and the facilitation of neural growth through increased neural activity (Nelson, 2008; Niedenthal, Mermillod, Maringer, & Hess, 2010). One of the key aspects of successful social interaction is using and communicating emotions to another party to inform them of one’s intentions and motivations (Szameitat et al., 2009). Although emotion can be communicated through the whole body (e.g., posture, movement), it is the face that is considered the most important tool that facilitates successful emotional communication in social interactions, as facial expressions have the ability to convey a diverse range of emotional and intentional states (Schilbach, Eickhoff, Mojzisch, & Vogeley, 2008).
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Created: Wed, 03 Apr 2013, 22:17:20 EST by Pieter Rossouw on behalf of School of Social Work and Human Services