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'As a researcher interested in the benefits of laughter, I am fascinated by the work giggle doctors do and how it might make a difference to sick and disabled children.'

We have all heard the phrase 'laughter is the best medicine'  but Dr Caspar Addyman has set out to investigate that. As a developmental psychologist interested in learning, laughter and behaviour change he looks to explore the science behind laughter. As part of his research he launched The Baby Laughter Project to find out why babies laugh so much. 

In Dr Addyman's latest article for The Conversation he talks about the amazing work the Giggle Doctors do and the potential health benefits for the children they visit: 

'As a researcher interested in the benefits of laughter, I am fascinated by the work giggle doctors do and how it might make a difference to sick and disabled children.'

Read the full article online here