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Humor Plays a Powerful Role In Balancing Negative Emotions, Such As Fear.

The Yello Dyno Method incorporates humor to help children overcome fear.

 “…Having a sense of humor is a key part of our personalities and it can play a powerful role in balancing negative emotions, such as fear…”Research by: Dr. Dean Shibata, The University of Rochester, “Call it the brain’s funny bone…” ABCNEWS affiliate WLS in Chicago and Reuters contributed to this report.

C H I C A G O, Nov. 28   — After thousands of years of speculation, it has been found: your sense of humor.

Call it the brain’s funny bone.

 "It's the right frontal lobe just above the right eye," says Dr. Dean Shibata, a neurological radiologist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

That location, he said, "appears critical to our ability to recognize a joke."

 Checking the Brain
Shibata's patients were given MRI exams to measure brain activity … He says the jokes "tickled" the frontal lobes.

 While his research was about humor, the results could help lead to answers — and solutions — about depression.

 "We know that parts of the brain that are active during humor are actually abnormal in patients with depression," he said. Shibata predicted that eventually, brain scans might be used to assess patients with depression and other mood disorders.

 The research may also explain why some stroke victims lose their sense of humor or suffer other personality changes. The same part of the brain is also associated with social and emotional judgment and planning, the study said.

 A Look at Laughter

 Shibata and colleagues released a report at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America … ‘having a sense of humor is a key part of our personalities and it can play a powerful role in balancing negative emotions, such as fear,’ he said…”

ABCNEWS affiliate WLS in Chicago and Reuters contributed to this report.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/
DailyNews/humor001128.html

4. “…Learning requires attention. And attention is mediated by specific parts of the brain. If a child hears only factual information, she will fatigue within minutes. Only four to eight minutes of pure factual lecture can be tolerated before the brain seeks other stimuli, either internal (e.g., daydreaming) or external (Who is that walking down the hall?)…“
- Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “How The Brain Learns Best”, Instructor Magazine

To ensure recall TheYello Dyno Method incorporates, music, pneumonic phrases, video, the Yello Dyno Character, role models, stories, role-playing and discussions where children apply the safety knowledge to their own life experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Research Links

1. Independent, Evidence-based Research

2. The Power of Music

3. Self-Efficacy

4. Rational Decisions guided by Emotion

5. Humor Plays a Powerful Role In Balancing Negative Emotions, Such As Fear

6. How The Brain Learns Best:
The Bob-and-Weave Lecture


7. The Importance of Play in Learning

8. Children can be attentive and receptive or incapable of learning

9. Statistics




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