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Tracing the Origins of Human Empathy
In a group of people, if one person yawns, the first person to catch the yawn would be the most empathic. A recent report from The Wall Street Journal’sScience Journal columnist Robert Lee Hotz, on empathy in primates and other animals (”Tracing the Origins of Human Empathy”).(Yawning, mirroring, Frans de Wal, Kevin Ochsner, brain studies, mirror neurons, identifying with certain close groups) Video


Contagious Yawning Empathy Test
  It has long been known that yawning is contagious among humans. Scientific studies have started to link contagious yawning with the emotional response known as empathy. Try watching this short video and count how many times you yawn.

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The Yawn-O-Meter (How Long Can You Last?)

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Why Do We Yawn?

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Why is yawning contagious? 

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Video: Yaaawwwwwn* Did just reading the word make you feel like yawning yourself? Known as contagious yawning, the reasons behind this phenomenon have been attributed to both the physiological and psychological. It's been observed in children as young as four and even in dogs! Claudia Aguirre visits the many intriguing theories that might explain contagious yawning.
 

Why Do We Yawn?

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Contagious yawning more closely associated with perceptual sensitivity than empathy
September 5, 2017
Contagious yawning more closely associated with perceptual sensitivity than empathy
"A new study out of Tohoku University suggests that contrary to common belief that the yawning contagion is associated with empathy, it is in fact, more likely that perceptual sensitivity is to blame.

In the study, healthy volunteers were shown photos and videos of people yawning. The intention was to induce contagious yawning. The participants were observed through hidden cameras, which recorded their reactions, and an eye-tracking machine, which registered their gazing patterns."


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