Relaxing is key to learning. Learning is key to leadership. Laughter unlocks both.
When we laugh, we relax. As anxiety decreases, our capacity to retain information expands. Jokes also prompt what experts call “expectation failures”, memorable instances of cognitive dissonance that, in forcing us to grapple with what’s just been said, aid retention. In other words, the heightened emotion that humor evokes doesn’t just make it easier for us to hit upon insights we otherwise wouldn’t — it also helps us remember them.
Read the full article here: The Surprising Link Between Laughter and Learning | Fast Company