According to Christopher Bergland for Psychology Today, a universal phenomenon causes approximately half of all adults to yawn after another person yawns. While researchers initial...
Yawning is thought to cool the brain and make it more alert. Simultaneous yawning may occur when a group of people are all breathing the same warm, stale air. Or contagious yawning may have evolved to help groups remain vigilant against danger.
This "contagious" yawning has also been observed in chimpanzees, dogs, and
can occur across species. Approximately 20 physiological reasons for yawning ...
Jun 11, 2015 ... What is yawning? And why do we do so much of it? Neuroscientist and yawn
expert Robert Provine says it's “ancient and autonomic.” It stems ...
Mar 16, 2014 ... About half of adults yawn after someone else yawns due to a universal
phenomenon called “contagious yawning.” Researchers at Duke ...
Contagious yawning is associated with the same parts of the brain that deal with
empathy, according to a recent study. Learn about contagious yawning.
Sep 15, 2010 ... Contagious yawning gets at the ancient, deep, and subconscious roots of
empathy and social bonding. - Yawns become contagious around ...
Yawning has subsequently become contagious behaviour because it improves
the survival function of herds. If there is some potential danger nearby, the ...
Aug 25, 2015 ... It has long been believed that “contagious yawning” is actually a deep-seated
signal that demonstrates an empathetic connection with another ...
Jun 28, 2013 ... Pinpointing exactly why we yawn is a tough task, but the latest research suggests
that our sleepy sighs help to regulate the temperature of our ...