Why Do We Yawn When Others Yawn?
Yawning is a phenomenon that all humans, as well as some animals, experience. We open our mouths, take a long inhalation, and expand our eardrums when we yawn. What exactly do we achieve by doing this? Though common knowledge is that we yawn when we...
Others yawning Mirror neuron reflex. Method, Complete extension of jaw,
inhalation, eyes close, stretching of the eardrums, exhalation. Duration, 6
seconds. A yawn is a reflex consisting of the simu...
Mar 16, 2014 ... About half of adults yawn after someone else yawns due to a universal
phenomenon called “contagious yawning.” Researchers at Duke ...
Jun 11, 2015 ... (Though my wife claims she once made a cat yawn by contagion.) Yawning feels
good, so why not join in when someone else yawns? Well ...
You're in a conversation with another person and he casually yawns. ... toward
empathy -- the ability to understand and connect with others' emotional states.
Aug 29, 2015 ... The take-home lesson is not that if you yawn and someone else doesn't, the other
person is a psychopath. A lot of people didn't yawn, and we ...
Jul 8, 2016 ... Studies show empathy plays a role in whether or not you'll be prompted to yawn
when you see someone else doing so. Contagious yawning ...
Update (Jan 2016): I wrote this answer several years ago. Though it currently has
accumulated ... About half of adults yawn after someone else yawns due to a
universal phenomenon called “contagious yawning.” Try this test out yourself.
According to Discovery News, contagious yawning results from primal instincts
rooted in the human capacity for empathy and for building unconscious
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 ...