Friday, December 2, 2016
Ever been in a tense situation that was diffused through humor? That didn’t happen by accident as both humor and conflict diffusion are handled by the same part of your brain – the anterior cingulate cortex. This and other interesting brain/humor findings are chronicled by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Scott Weems in his book Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why. With leaders consistently ranking their conflict management/resolution skills as needing development, there’s no better place to start than with cultivating a better sense of humor. Plus, as a bonus, you may finally be able to answer the age-old riddle: What is the best time to go to the dentist?