Thursday, June 23, 2005

If one person yawns, why does everyone else in the room want to yawn?

I'm sure it has happened to you too...: "If one person yawns, why does everyone else in the room want to yawn?"

1 comments:

El chico del apto 512 said...

stimuli triggered imitation maybe. Kind of like laughing in a way. See that many shows have canned laughter to incite and encourage laughter? I wonder if the same would occur if it was yawns rather than laughter. hmmm, there goes an interesting thesis subject right there.

Some birds and reptiles yawn. Most mammals yawn.

Now, the interesting question would be...would you yawn if another species yawned?

Or, does your dog or cat yawn when you yawn?

Hmmmm...