Robert Provine, Psychology, in the News

The world’s first “tickle spa” has opened in Spain, and professor of psychology Robert Provine doesn’t understand the appeal.

“Usually, people seeking a massage are seeking relaxation. Tickle is getting your blood pressure and heart rate up,” he tells in a story entitled “Laugh it up: ‘Tickle spa’ opens in Spain.” The story appeared on the website on July 12.

Provine’s work was also recently covered in the Juneau Empire in a June 22 story entitled “Laughter: A Cure for What Ails You,” and in a July 6 Minneapolis City Pages story entitled “Laugh Yoga Practitioners Guffaw Their Way to Good Health.”

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