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Crying, Laughing and Living with PBA

Laughing when you’re happy or crying when you’re sad – may seem natural. But what if you had no control? What if you laughed when you knew nothing was funny or cried when you're not really sad or had no reason to cry? This is a reality for nearly 2 million Americans, and the impetus behind…

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Journey to Joplin

Joplin, Missouri is the classic Heartland small town. The airport has two flights in and out every day.  The downtown is a line of historic brick buildings bordered by railroad tracks and antique stores.  There seems to be a church spire on almost every block.

The Science Behind Our Expression of Emotion

The Science Behind Our Expression of Emotion
As we continue down the path of making a film about Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a condition characterized by uncontrollable outbursts of crying and/or laughing in people with certain neurologic conditions or brain injuries, we thought it would be interesting to shed some light on the science behind our emotions and PBA.

Welcome to The PBA Film Project

Welcome to The PBA Film Project
Having control over the expression of our emotions - laughing when we're happy and crying when we're sad - may seem natural. We don’t often think of the complicated processes taking place behind the scenes in our brains, which regulate how we express our feelings.
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