People always say laughter is the best medicine—but why? Sure, the hysterical and often haunting laugh spells I fall into on a daily basis feel fun, but what's actually happening to my body and brain during that time? Why does a stomach-hurting, tear-inducing laugh feel so good every time?
I decided to do some research. Turns out the positive effects of laughter on humans is a highly covered topic, though it's also one that doesn't always have clear-cut, scientific answers. Below, find what researchers know happens as a result of laughter.