yawning

This is why yawning is contagious

This is why yawning is contagious

It is because the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in a brain area responsible for motor function.

Sep 01, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Try these simple ways to relieve in-flight ear pain!

Though we all enjoy flight journeys as they are quick and convenient, but it can be painfull as well if you experience pain in the ears especially during takeoffs and landings.

Aug 01, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

Five surprising causes of breathing problems!

We often faced difficulty while breathing, but do you know the causes of this problems? 

Jul 13, 2016, 22:37 PM IST

Why do we yawn? Know the truth behind this reflex!

No one knows exactly what causes people and animals to yawn.

Jun 02, 2016, 13:31 PM IST
Beware! Psychopaths will never catch a yawn

Beware! Psychopaths will never catch a yawn

Yawning is contagious in humans we know that but selfish and manipulative people will not respond to yawning after spotting someone else yawn, an interesting study has revealed.

Aug 21, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Birds, not just mammals, copy yawns: Study

Contagious yawning occurs not only in some mammals but also between members of a bird species, a new study has found.

May 30, 2015, 12:29 PM IST

Feeling cold is contagious too

Not just yawning, but cold too is contagious, find British researchers. A shivering person can make you feel cold, they add.

Jan 14, 2015, 14:02 PM IST
Yawning contagious in wolves too

Yawning contagious in wolves too

A new study has suggested that wolves tend to yawn when they see one of their brethren indulging in the act -- just like the humans.

Aug 28, 2014, 18:07 PM IST

Yawning contagious among bonobos too

Just as humans sometimes find it impossible to resist yawning as a response to another person`s yawn, bonobos, our closest evolutionary cousins, too feel the same urge, says a study.

Aug 13, 2014, 17:28 PM IST

Yawning can cool your brain

It may look unpleasant in office meeting or in the middle of a social dinner but yawning does help cool your brain.

May 07, 2014, 14:39 PM IST

You tend to yawn lesser as you age: Study

A new research has suggested that a person`s ability to yawn after seeing another person do the same reduces with age.

Mar 15, 2014, 17:57 PM IST

Yawning is contagious in dogs too

Dogs yawn often when they see a person yawning, and are more responsive towards their owner`s yawns than to a stranger`s, a research has suggested.

Aug 08, 2013, 10:28 AM IST

Even birds can’t resist a good yawn

Not just humans but birds also find yawns irresistible, say a researcher.

Jan 16, 2012, 12:44 PM IST

Yawns more contagious between family and friends

You are more likely to yawn if a family member or friend yawns rather than if a stranger does, due to a phenomenon called ‘yawn contagion’, says a new study.

Dec 08, 2011, 12:33 PM IST

Sinuses play role in brain cooling driven by yawning

Yawning assists in controlling temperature of the brain and helps cooling it down.

Nov 20, 2011, 17:20 PM IST

Yawning may be natural ‘brain-cooling’ mechanism

Yawning could serve as a method for regulating brain temperature, according to a new study.

Sep 20, 2011, 18:14 PM IST

Itching, like yawning, can be contagious

A team of researchers has found that sometimes itching, like yawning, can be contagious.

Jun 23, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Itching, like yawning, can be contagious

A team of researchers has found that sometimes itching, like yawning, can be contagious.

Apr 30, 2011, 17:38 PM IST

Itching, like yawning, can be contagious

A team of researchers has found that sometimes itching, like yawning, can be contagious.

Apr 30, 2011, 14:39 PM IST

Itching, like yawning, can be contagious

A team of researchers has found that sometimes itching, like yawning, can be contagious.

Apr 30, 2011, 00:00 AM IST