Brain has comedy cells that responds to humour..
Filed Under: Health & Science, Opinion | Posted: 09/16/2008 at 11:57PM
Comments | Region: Israel
"Humour"- the gift to man kind and a new research says its all from mind and brain.. interesting isn’t it. An international team working with researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, concluded after a research that brain has got some kind of cells, which they call as comedy brain cell, is the one that responds to humour.
The researches say, when a person watches movie, his/her brain gets excited as he watches a comedy scene and it goes into action once again when he recalls the same scene sometime afterwards. They came to this conclusion after analysing the mind of 13 epilepsy patients who had electrodes implanted into their brains.
The same electrodes could be used to monitor single brain cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a structure known to play a central role in memory, and related structures as the clips played. When the people recalled the comedy scene, minutes after they saw the episode, the same brain cells started getting excited again. The important finding was the same select never went into action every time the memories were recalled. Remarkably, the cells sprang to life even before the people told the researchers that the memory of the show had “come to mind” by 1.5 thousandths of a second, suggesting a direct link between free recall and the ‘replay’ of cells in this portion of the brain.