Physiological Basis of Humor as a Positive Emotion


the emotion of humour
physiological changes
psychosomatic health

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Shportun, O. M. (2016). Physiological Basis of Humor as a Positive Emotion. Galician Medical Journal, 23(1), 93-101. Retrieved from


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.


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