Laughter is the best medicine. Unless, that is, laughter is what's plaguing you in the first place. For gelotophobics, a mild to severe aversion to chuckling is reality. Sufferers of this phobia think all laughter is aimed at them, and that they're always the butt of some joke. In 2016, researchers uncovered some fascinating things about what's happening in the brain of a gelotophobe.
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In a recent study, humans were able to correctly identify fake laughs from genuine ones 63% of the time. 00:40
Differences in breathing and the speed of which you laugh makes it more obvious as to which laugh is fake. 01:09
Scientists believe that fake laughter and genuine laughter may be produced by different vocal systems. 01:53
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