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wolf yawn contangion
2014-09-01 03:30:40

Kayla Graham, PLOS Social bonds may increase yawning contagion between wolves Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues. Researchers suggest that contagious yawning may be linked to human capacity for empathy, but little evidence apart from studies on primates, exists that links contagious yawning to empathy in other animals....

bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

PeerJ An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos (our closest evolutionary cousins). By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their...

2014-08-05 23:12:35

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview with Entrepreneur and ViMillioniare GJ Reynolds on Simply G Radio Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor host of the Simply G Radio Show, interviewed Entrepreneur and ViMillioniare GJ Reynolds to find out about the importance of having a growth environment in business. Reynolds is an original founding member in the company ViSalus and is now a 5 Star...

Why Do We Yawn? Study Claims To Have The 'Cool' Answer
2014-05-07 09:30:48

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online We commonly yawn when we are tired, before we go to sleep, when we first awake or when we're bored. The belief is that yawning increases oxygen to the brain, but previous studies have failed to link yawning and blood oxygen levels. Recently, researchers from the University of Vienna, Austria, the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta have linked yawning with...

No Empathy Link Found In Study Of Contagious Yawning
2014-03-17 07:05:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been previously suggested that contagious yawning is a sign of empathy toward others, but a new study is finding little evidence to back up that theory. Researchers from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation have found that contagious yawning may actually decrease as we age and is less strongly related to variables such as empathy, tiredness and energy levels. Their paper, which has been published in the March 14 issue...

Human Yawn Contagious To Chimps
2013-10-17 10:47:49

[ Watch The Video: Is A Human Yawn Contagious To Chimpanzees? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As fellow primates separated by only a few branches on the evolutionary tree, humans share many behaviors with chimpanzees. Now, research has shown that the older a chimp is, the more likely it is to respond to a familiar face yawning with a yawn of its own, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. Referred to as 'contagious yawning,' humans – as well as dogs...

Dogs Respond More To Owner's Yawn
2013-08-08 11:35:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many dogs and their owners have a bond that transcends words, and a new study shows that canines find yawns from their owners more contagious than yawns from strangers. The study, which included 25 volunteers and their dogs, found that the pets were not only more responsive to their owners' yawns - many of them could tell the difference between a fake and actual yawn. To see if the dogs perceived the yawn as a sign of...

Ultrasound Shows That Even Unborn Babies Yawn
2012-11-22 14:31:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bust a yawn in the room and others may follow suit. While yawning may be contagious with children and adults alike, the role of yawning is less clear in unborn babies. Researchers from Durham and Lancaster Universities recently discovered that ultrasound images show when a fetus is yawning and when it is just opening its mouth, possibly signaling a developmental marker in the womb that could provide more information on the...

Why Bonobo Yawning Is Contagious
2012-11-15 22:34:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yawning is contagious among many species and two biologists from the University of Pisa in Italy have found that the social relationships of bonobos can determine if yawns spread from ape to ape. According to the scientists´ report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, if several bonobos are socially related, there is a greater chance that a yawn by one adult ape will cause the other adults to also yawn, especially when the...

Dogs Catch Yawns, But Young Puppies Can’t
2012-10-24 09:01:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yawns are contagious, but only for some! Previous research has found that man´s best friend is able to catch yawns from its owner. New research has taken the study a step further, showing that while dogs can catch yawns from humans, young puppies do not have the ability to do so. The new study found that, although dogs are vulnerable to contagious yawning, those under the age of seven months are immune to the yawn contagion....


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