• Question: why are yawns contagious?

    Asked by sliced bread to Tiernan, Sonia, Mossy, Maureen on 15 Nov 2018.
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      Maureen answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      We’re still not 100% sure! There are many studies being done on this question but we don’t know yet. Interestingly, dogs can “catch” yawns from humans and humans can catch yawns from dogs!

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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      We are not sure! But some researchers think that it has to do with empathy!!