Friday, 13 July 2012
But bubbles also play a key role in many areas of science, from scanning for tumours to potentially delivering drugs around the body to target specific areas, and making champagne taste that little bit better.
|For the LOLs: texts aren't enough to keep a relationship going, say scientists|
So said scientists at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition, who chatted to visitors about the science of laughing, spotting a real laugh from a fake one, and how social media is changing the nature of our interactions.
Dr Anna Machin, one of the researchers manning the ‘LOL! The science and art of laughter’ exhibit, explained that relying on text-based social media such as Twitter to keep a relationship going is set to end in failure. This is because brain chemicals called endorphins, which are released through experiences such as laughter and pleasure, and which produce a feeling of well-being, occur more when you see someone face-to-face.