Laughter

Smiling in sync

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 October, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 October, 1993, 12:00am

LAUGHTER may indeed be contagious, but the source of those synchronised smiles might be physical rather than emotional. There is a fascinating amount of synchrony that takes place beyond our awareness. The more people are in ''sync'' with each other, the greater the rapport. That's why we're instantly comfortable with some people and stiff with others.