Humour and healing

Italian friends having a good laugh in Florence in 1982
Italian friends having a good laugh in Florence in 1982 (© photo: Marijke van der Meer)

We know humour is good for our health, but why is this so? What is the science behind the healing that comes from a good laugh? This is one of the questions science editor Anne Blair Gould tries to answer in this programme.
The Speakers include:
Dr. Peter Spitzer, MD, founder of the Humour Foundation Australia
Professor of neurochemistry Frank “Appletree” Rodden
Dr. Ruth Dean, University of Manitoba Faculty of Nursing
Medical Sociologist Louise Woodward, Notinghamshire Healthcare Trust


This program was produced by Anne Blair Gould, and was first broadcast in June, 2005.