Do you yawn when someone yawns?

@mchavez11 (1406)
Philippines
September 17, 2008 10:48am CST
This is quite unusual and innecplicable situation. Why does a person yawns when he or she sees another person yawns One day, i put a test to myself and see if I will definitely yawn if someone else will. Indeed it happened, I yawned back when I saw this person yawned. Weird thing is that I couldnt avoid doing it when I saw that person started yawning. In a matter of seconds I did yawn. Lol.
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@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I do too!! I just have to see the word and I yawn.LOL It is a wierd phenomanon isn't it?
@mchavez11 (1406)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Yah I do agree that it is really weird phenomenon. Thanks and happy posting Wyldrose. Have a good day.
@StephenX (39)
17 Sep 08
Yeah I usually yawn when other people do, I also find it quite fun to yawn in big groups just to see how many other people yawn. I reckon eventually I'll get it to start a big chain.
@mchavez11 (1406)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Yah I did that too way back. I tried it and observed if they will yawn too.. and you know what they actually did yawn and I never told the about it until now. Thanks and happy posting.
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Sep 08
this is natural... we yawn when we see other people yawn. As they say yawn is contagious, it has something to do with mirror neurons in our brain. These makes us feel as like how we see in people especially when we see someone yawn.
@mchavez11 (1406)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Yah I do believe its natural and its not contagious at all. Explanatin just remains a mystery. Harmless but unexplainable. Thanks.
• Indonesia
17 Sep 08
i think it's a natural if we follow other people whom yawn near us, most of people have the same habit too. it's a yawn amazing that real
@mchavez11 (1406)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
yah this is pretty amazingly unpopular. Most of us don't mind this theory but If you look deeply in it there is a substance that needs an explanation. Thanks.
• United States
18 Sep 08
i do.. and i have even yawned while WRITING about some one yawning in my novel.. how pathetic is THAT!! lol
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Perhaps this is part of our psychological aspect. I also yawn when i see someone's yawning, i've tried controlling not to but it's hard. Scientists must research on this. LOL