Comedy, laughter, kissing and psychosomatics

As can be seen, the video above features comedy, laughter and kissing (not necessarily in that order). Now for an Improbable question: ‘How might a psychosomaticist view such things?’ Those looking for answers might be well advised to examine the pages of The Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

“[…] a multidisciplinary research journal covering all aspects of the relationships between psychology and medicine. The scope is broad and ranges from basic human biological and psychological research to evaluations of treatment and services.”

Thus, may we recommend some sample papers from the journal :

Pleasant feeling from watching a comical video enhances free radical-scavenging capacity in human whole saliva

Laughter elevates the levels of breast-milk melatonin

Kissing selectively decreases allergen-specific IgE production in atopic patients [a paper that was honored with the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize for medicine]