A yawn is a reflex consisting of the simultaneous inhalation of air and the
stretching of the ... This "contagious" yawning has also been observed in
chimpanzees, dogs, and can occur acros...
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
... Strangely, women, who are generally considered more emotionally attuned, ...
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 10, 2013 ... We all do it, and we all know it has at least something to do with how tired we feel
. But unlike sleep apnea or laptops in the bedroom, yawning is ...
Aug 17, 2015 ... Those who lack empathy don't seem to "catch" yawns like the rest of us do.
Jul 8, 2016 ... People high in psychopathic personality traits often don't "catch" the contagious
yawn, a new study finds.
Jul 5, 2007 ... Rather than being a precursor to sleep, yawning is designed to keep us awake,
say US researchers. But why does seeing someone else yawn ...
When you yawn, you equalise the pressure in your middle ear. This causes a
small, localised pressure change around you, which affects others in the vicinity ...
Aug 15, 2015 ... Scientists have found that the more psychopath characteristics people have, the
less chance they will be affected by 'contagious yawning' ...