For 8 medical students influences of psychological stress or humor on T-cell subset percentages and natural killer cell activity were investigated by measuring these parameters before and after an examination and before and after watching a comedy video. Although T-cell subsets were not significantly affected by either stimulus and natural killer cell activity was not affected by the examination, the latter was significantly decreased after watching the comedy video.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Sensory Systems