Health 'Comedy brain cell' that responds to humour found

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A 'comedy brain cell' has been discovered by scientists, which responds to humour.

The unique experiment found that an individual brain cell fires during The Simpsons, and go into action once again as a person freely recalls the same episode.

The same cell became more excited, albeit to a lesser extent, when it came to the TV sitcom Seinfeld too. It was silent when it came to another long running sitcom, Friends.

The advance in understanding the neuroscience of memory is reported in the journal Science by Dr Hagar Gelbard-Sagiv of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Prof Itzhak Fried of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues.

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