The Brain: How does it perceive humor and happiness? with guests Joel Warner and Rick Hanson

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Theories of humor
  • What is a sense of humor
  • Humor in dark and troubling times
  • Why we laugh
  • The benefit of positive emotions
  • Hardwiring for Happiness
Joel Warner
Joel Warner, an award-winning former staff writer for Westword, Denver’s alternative newsweekly, has written for Wired, the Boston Globe, Slate, Popular Science, Men’s Health, Grantland, and other publications. He’s also co-author ofThe Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
You can read more about Joel here.
Rick Hanson
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and ConfdenceBuddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom , Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, and Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. His weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has over 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.
You can read more about Rick here.
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