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Why Is Yawning Contagious?

A new study may challenge this long-held belief.
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Can Someone Else Really Make You Yawn? Find Out The Truth Behind ‘Contagious Yawning’

Lifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

We’ve all heard it before: yawns are contagious. While that fact is true, a recent study from Duke University found that “contagious yawning” is not as strongly related to empathy, tiredness and energy levels as we thought. Many peo...

Contagious yawning a mystery: May not be linked to empathy after all

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

While previous studies have suggested a connection between contagious yawning and empathy, new research finds that contagious yawning may decrease with age and is not strongly related to variables like empathy, tiredness and energy ...

Contagious yawning may not be linked to empathy; still largely unexplained

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

DURHAM, N.C. -- While previous studies have suggested a connection between contagious yawning and empathy, new research from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation finds that contagious yawning may decrease with age and is not s...

Flashback Friday: Study finds that parakeet yawning is contagious. And super cute.

Academics / General Science : Discover: Seriously, Science

Think about yawning. Yawn yawn yawn... yawn. Have you yawned yet? If so, it's probably because you come from a social species. Contagious yawning, unlike spontaneous yawning (the purpose of which might be related to cooling the brai...

Yawning is Contagious to Dogs

Humor : Neatorama

Yawning is contagious, that much we know. A new study has shown that yawning is contagious to man's best friend: Yawn next to your dog, and she may do the same. Though it seems simple, this contagious behavior is actually quite rema...

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