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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yawn

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, cats, birds, and reptiles, and can occur across species. Approximately 20 ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201403/why-is-yawning-so-contagious

Mar 16, 2014 ... About half of adults yawn after someone else yawns due to a universal phenomenon called “contagious yawning.” Researchers at Duke ...

time.com/4801522/is-yawning-contagious

Jun 8, 2017 ... The phenomenon of contagious yawning doesn't mean you need more sleep. But it might signal that you're attuned to the emotions of others.

mentalfloss.com/article/64654/why-is-yawning-contagious

Jun 30, 2017 ... 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 ...

metro.co.uk/2017/08/31/why-is-yawning-contagious-6892289

Aug 31, 2017 ... Yawn is an involuntary reflex to having less oxygen in our body than we require. If you are bored or tired your breathing will slow down which ...

www.livescience.com/60288-why-are-yawns-so-contagious.html

Aug 31, 2017 ... The reason that yawning is contagious may lie in the area of the brain responsible for motor function, according to a new study in the journal ...

www.seeker.com/why-is-yawning-contagious-1765108386.html

3 days ago ... Contagious yawning gets at the ancient, deep, and subconscious roots of empathy and social bonding.

www.cbsnews.com/news/why-are-yawns-contagious-new-clues

Sep 1, 2017 ... The "contagiousness" of yawns may be rooted in primitive brain reflexes, British researchers report. Echophenomena is the term for contagious ...

bigthink.com/paul-ratner/scientists-discover-why-yawning-is-contagious

Sep 9, 2017 ... Why is it that when we see someone yawn, it's often so hard not to do the same? Is yawning contagious? This was the question investigated in ...