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Contagious yawning, in which yawning is triggered involuntarily when we observe another person yawn, is a common form of echophenomena - the automatic imitation of another's words (echolalia) or actions (echopraxia)," the study said.
Their latest findings show that our ability to resist yawning when someone else near us yawns is limited.
Intractable Yawning is quite an unusual and uncommon side effect.
Excessive yawning is often a sign of daytime sleepiness resulting from a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea or insomnia, or as a symptom of general anxiety disorder.
Autism and schizophrenia sufferers are reportedly less able to catch yawns, researchers said, so understanding the genes that might code for contagious yawning could illuminate new pathways for treatment.
They say their findings show that contagious yawning may decrease with age, and that it is also not linked with tiredness or energy levels.
Our findings are consistent with the view that contagious yawning .
And she is just the latest in a line of journalists who have fallen foul of the Beeb's new open-plan newsroom, with colleagues spotted yawning, stretching and mucking about.
I've been yawning all the time lately, even though I'm not tired.
Therefore, yawning helps us bring more oxygen into the blood and move more carbon dioxide out of the blood.
The most likely explanation is that foetal yawning is an essential process linked to brain development.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A recent study published in the journal Plos One on Wednesday suggests that fetal yawning is not simply a mouth opening.