What Humor Is
The three major approaches on what humor is and where it comes from:
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There appears to be some genetic component to humor; researchers have linked a sense of humor to certain variants of the 5-HTTLPR gene.
But there's no such thing as a completely humorless individual. If you want to boost your sense of humor, try to look at the funny side of life.
Researchers described four types of humor:
We learn to laugh at a young age, most at infancy. Being able to laugh during our infancy years helps develop our muscles and upper body strength.
Every time we laugh, it activates many different areas of our brain because it takes a lot of work to be able to laugh, such as the motor cortex, the limbic system, and the frontal lobe. Moreover, laughter can actually help control our serotonin levels and is an actual antidote to stress.
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