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Genuine, open-mouthed laughter appreciated most

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When you laugh, the whole world laughs with you — as long as your sentiment is genuine, your vocal chords are engaged, and your mouth is open.

A new study found that people experienced the most positive emotional reactions when they heard spontaneous, open-mouthed laughter, especially if the laughter came from a woman. Breathy laughter made with a closed mouth didn’t elicit the same good feelings.

Full story at Discovery News.

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