yawning...contagious??

@bebeth (122)
Philippines
October 18, 2008 4:04am CST
do you also yawn when you see people yawn? i yawn when im sleepy; yet when i see people yawn, i keep on yawning, too. i used to hate it, later i find it funny.. i learned that it is indeed contagious due to human's mirror neurons which is proposed to be the driving force for imitation. so, do you find yawning contagious??
5 responses
@Lazers (152)
18 Oct 08
I do. If someone yawns nearby, and i see them, I'm gonna yawn too. Even typing about yawning makes me yawn!
@bebeth (122)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
happy yawning..err, happy posting..
@jaffna (778)
• India
18 Oct 08
yep!so many people i have come across have said that yawning to be a contagious one.but we can't be without yawning as we have to sleep and that's the only way to express. people are said be of poor memory too if they keep yawning so many times
@bebeth (122)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
poor memory? really?? i didn't know that.
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
18 Oct 08
Oh yes! It is really highly infectious! Contagious is the word to indiacte that it spreads by contact but infectious is the word used to indiacte that it can spread even without contact! thus merely looking at some one who is yawning makes one to yawn! One more thing even if you just think about yawning you will yawn! Just try t! I was reading about yawning other day and I could gathr few interesting facts about it! It is saidthat when we are tired or bored or immidiately after the stress when the body feels that now it is relaxed we tend to yawn and while yawning we are taking extra oxygen intoour lung involuntarily! I haveread that Dogs also can be stimulated by yaawning by Human beings and I personally experienced this on my Dogs! I have got 7 Dogs with me and more or less every one responded me some responded immidiately and some took some time to do so! In animals also they have yawning abut hen there apart from regular yawning some diseases pertaining toliver and some infections make them to yawn frequently! Believe in me, I have yawned at least 8 times so far , since I have started this topic! Happy Yawning!Err ...I mean happy MylottinG1 Thaking You for starting such a Yawny discussion...oooyaaaa!!! Thanks!
@bebeth (122)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
yeah, i have heard this study that aimed to know if yawning by human could be passed to animals, ie, dogs. i tried that earlier and our puppies at home yawned back. infectious indeed. thanks for responding and sharing what you know bout yawning.. and im yawning right now..hehe happy mylotting..
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I do sometimes. When I'm walking somewhere or talking to someone and I see someone yawning, I sometimes yawn as well. They did a test on the show Mythbusters to see if it's true that yawning is contagious. I think they found the myth to be plausible. That's quite interesting about the mirror neurons. I've never heard of those. Thanks for sharing!
@bebeth (122)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
its a neuron that mirrors the action obeserved from someone, as though the observer itself is acting (wiki). studies claim that mirror neurons are related to empathy, language and learnig.. however, no strong evidence can be shown.. thanks for the response..good day..
• Belize
14 Dec 08
i think it is cuz i've experienced it more than once in my lifetime. i found it to be pretty funny also but in a weird cool way :)