Creative Prompt #204: Laughing

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.

Laughing Yoga

Laughing Squid

Laughing Gull

Laughing Brook

The Laughing Owl Press

 

Definition:

Laughing is an involuntary reaction to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can arise from such activities as being tickled,[1] or from humorous stories or thoughts.[2] Most commonly, it is considered a visual expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, relief, etc. On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, apology, or confusion (“nervous laughter)” or courtesy laugh. Factors such as age, gender, education, language, and culture are determinant factors[3] as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation

Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group — it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback.[4] This may account in part for the popularity of laugh tracks in situation comedy television shows.

The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body, is called gelotology.

Laughing Coyote Project | Where human nature meets mother nature.

I would put belly laughing at the top of my highlights list. They always say that laughter is the best medicine. Carol Vorderman

Laughing Sal at the Musee’ Mechanique in San Francisco

Who’s laughing now?

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
Michael Pritchard

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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