Humor and Laughter May Influence Health IV. Humor and Immune Function
Mary Payne Bennett1 and Cecile Lengacher2
Western Kentucky University, School of Nursing and 2University of South Florida
This is the final article in a four part series reviewing theinfluence of humor and laughter on physiological and psychologicalwell-being. This final article reviews the evidence for theeffect of sense of humor, exposure to a humor stimulus and laughteron various immune system components, with a focus on the effectsof laughter on natural killer cell cytotoxicity.