Please Look at These Smilies for a Minute!!

@buenavida (7756)
Sweden
May 26, 2008 10:21pm CST
......How do you feel? Sleepy? Did you start yawning too?? I did!! Or did you fall asleep??.. Why do we start yawning when we see someone doing it?? Any theories?? At least it is fun to use the smilies - thanks myLot!!
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8 responses
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Thanks a lot ... I yawned which made my daughter yawn, and now the yawns are working thier way through the other people in the house. Help! It's an eppidemic...and it's all your fault! Hee Hee thanks I needed a silly moment.
@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
20 Jun 08
Wooowww!! That was the best epidemic I have ever heard of.. I hope it stops when you all fall asleep.. Thanks for the good laugh!!
• India
15 Jun 08
our body need a rest an we want to sleep so
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@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
16 Jun 08
Yes, it might be so in some cases. Or maybe we just need more oxygen..? ..
@meathed (54)
• India
11 Jun 08
actually i did start yawning lol :) the carbon-di-oxide that other peson releases gets spread however the major cause of the yawn being contagious is due to the presence of mirror neurons in our body the mirror neurons are mainly concerned with imitations which upon being exposed to stimulus from same species and interspecific organisms activates the same parts in the human brain :) when these mirror neurons are exposed to the yawning stimulus from another human , then , the other human also being from the same race of species , get activated and as they are related to imitations , they activate the same parts in the brain as in the other human also :) also , yawning happens when there is lack of oxygen in the human body this can be cured or stopped by having some water when you yawn that makes sure that the oxygen content in your blood in the body gets replenished :) similarly , when you look at such smilies , there neurons get triggered and give a sensation of sleep ant tiredness in your body due to which you tend to yawn or fall asleep :)
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@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
13 Jun 08
Thanks for this explanation, at least we have some science behind this phenomenon .... I wonder if a person who is smiling has the same effect on others. In that case.. lets keep on smiling ..
• China
9 Jun 08
really a good question! I always yawn when other person does~~ and then we all laughed about it, so interesting~~
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@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
9 Jun 08
This phenomenon makes us laugh, and that is a good thing! Laughing improves our health..
• United States
7 Jun 08
Wow, i did yawn and i wasn't even tired! I don't know, it's a habit human's have. I'm wondering what's the answer also.
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@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
9 Jun 08
Let´s see if someone finds any solution to this.. ..until then, lets keep yawning ..
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
it is social since it is highly contagious. environmental because there are a couple of factors that will make you sleepy and yawning is something that will keep you awake. also, lack of oxygen. yawning makes us catch that needed oxygen in the body.
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@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
9 Jun 08
Yes, actually many times yawning makes us less tired! ....
@cambiste (1245)
• India
7 Jun 08
Yeah... especially since i came past this topic early in the morning...lol I read a news article that reported that people with more psychic powers (as in who think more on things around them)are more prone to contagious yawning than others. This experiement was conducted with 10 engineering students and 10 students studying pschology. The pschology students yawned more frequently when they were bored and saw someone else yawn. Just thinking of yawning makes me yawn.lol. Yawn is a weird word that really seems to yawn...
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@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
9 Jun 08
Interesting study. And yes, some words actually sound like the thing they describe, purring and meowing are a couple more examples..I think any cat would agree..
@KrauseHome (33862)
• United States
27 May 08
Well, I know there are days at work the minute someone starts yawning, everyone else seems to start yawning, and it continues to go around the room all day. When you answer phones that is not fun if you are yawning all day. And look what you made my smilie do thinking about all the yawning... LOL
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@buenavida (7756)
• Sweden
28 May 08
Thanks for your response... better wake your smiley up and send him/her for a walk in fresh air..here is some company: ..........these guys should wake up anyone