Why Do We Yawn?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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2. Bonding

Living in large civilizations as we do, it is important that people are able to bond with each other and show empathy. This is because civilizations would likely collapse otherwise because we need to be working together in order to make them work. This might be one of the reasons the yawning is contagious.

Yawning is so contagious that you have probably already yawned at least once when reading this article. It is thought that it can be a way of showing empathy with other people. Studies have shown that people on the autistic scale, who are less likely to recognize other peoples emotions, are less likely to yawn after seeing other people yawn.


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