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Why does yawning seem to be contagious?

  1. Mar 15, 2007 #1
    Why does yawning seem to be contagious?
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2007 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Here is a simple answer - nobody knows. There were reasons postulated and then later pitched.

    http://www.yesmag.bc.ca/Questions/yawn.html [Broken]
     
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