Crying with Laughter: The Transition from Laughter to Feelings of Sorrow and Sadness
(Greensboro, NC USA)
I am wondering what the exact physiological and psychological process are that makes you cry when you laugh too hard. When this happens to me, sometimes the laughter and good feeling actually turns into a feeling of sorrow and sadness and go from laughing hysterically (if I'm being tickled for example) to sorrowfully weeping. Why does this happen?