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Laughter's complex social life


Despite its importance in everyday life, laughter had been neglected in scientific research for most of the 20th Century, as psychologists instead focused on understanding our negative emotions.

That has now changed, as psychologists discover its many important roles in our social lives. View the video above the find out more.

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Video script: Arabella Turek

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