While enjoying humor can make unpleasant situations better and strengthen relationships with new friends, laughter and entertainment do not always lead to better utilitarian outcomes, such as better decision-making or health. For instance, laughing tends to increase creativity while decreasing caution. Similar to how humor can aid in the recovery from emotional disorders like depression or anxiety, there is little proof that humor can aid in the treatment of physical ailments. The paper’s key finding is that making people laugh has different effects depending on the joke’s genre and whether it actually makes people laugh. Joking about more innocent subjects is more likely to help people navigate awkward social situations and cope with loss than taunting and making offensive jokes. The way comedies and humour register in our brains can vary, from wordplay and self-deprecation to slapstick and dark humour, which makes the neuronal activity in response to it very complex. According to her, identifying the social disconnect that makes something funny involves several brain areas, including both cognitive and affective ones. To “get” the joke, cognition is required, and emotion is involved in appreciating humor and eliciting visceral reactions like smiling or laughing. Depending on the type of humor the brain is processing, different parts of the brain are activated. For instance, the frontal lobe to process the information; the regions that draw on learned experience and direct motor activities, like laughing; and the emotional center to assess pleasure and initiate the reward that results from the punchline.