Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 228 of The New Family Podcast, where we explore the universal human experiences of laughing and crying.
Long before we learn to speak, we communicate through laughter and tears. That’s because these non-verbal expressions come factory-installed. They’re instinctive, social and key to bonding us with one another, from our earliest days and through our whole adult lives. In this collaboration with documentary filmmakers Mike Downie and David Wells, we take a look at some of the fascinating science between why we laugh and cry. As Mike puts it, laughter and crying are an incredible expression of our humanity, and highlight a life well lived.
I also chat with one of the scientists featured on the Laughing and Crying documentary, Dr. David Haley, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Here are some resources related to this episode.Watch the Laughing and Crying documentary on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki
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