, in which yawning
is triggered involuntarily when we observe another person yawn, is a common form of echophenomena - the automatic imitation of another's words (echolalia) or actions (echopraxia)," the study said.
Their latest findings show that our ability to resist yawning
when someone else near us yawns is limited.
is quite an unusual and uncommon side effect.
is often a sign of daytime sleepiness resulting from a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea or insomnia, or as a symptom of general anxiety disorder.
Autism and schizophrenia sufferers are reportedly less able to catch yawns, researchers said, so understanding the genes that might code for contagious yawning
could illuminate new pathways for treatment.
They say their findings show that contagious yawning
may decrease with age, and that it is also not linked with tiredness or energy levels.
Our findings are consistent with the view that contagious yawning
I've been yawning
all the time lately, even though I'm not tired.
helps us bring more oxygen into the blood and move more carbon dioxide out of the blood.
The most likely explanation is that foetal yawning
is an essential process linked to brain development.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A recent study published in the journal Plos One on Wednesday suggests that fetal yawning
is not simply a mouth opening.
If you see someone yawning
, there's a good chance you will often yawn too.
Scientists found that yawning
contagion increased according to how strong the bonds between people were.
The paper, entitled 'No Evidence of Contagious Yawning
in the Red-footed Tortoise Geochelone Carbonaria', was published in the journal Current Biology this year and was greeted with open-mouthed wonderment by all aficionados of yawning
Here's why: contagious yawning
, which is linked to parts of the brain that control the capacity for empathy.