A team using advanced brain analyzers have discovered the true nature of Christmas. Using cutting-edge technology along with very very complicated statistics they have proved that Christmas lies entirely between our ears.
The experimenters at Lapin University placed a number of subjects into an expensive brain scanning machine and showed them a series of stimuli that invoked festive responses. When shown the stimuli the neurons in two parts of the midbrain – known as the corpus visci and corpus vini – lit up like a Christmas trees.
“We’ve found the grandmother neuron… but for Christmas!” said senior scientist Dr. Joulupukki – referring to the neurons that light up when you see your grandmother. “I call them the Grandfather Christmas neurons”, he quipped before a sustained period of forced laughter.