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Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Naijalane: 1:58pm On Dec 28, 2012
Can some1 teach me how to comment? pls
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Domwiz4all(m): 2:07pm On Dec 28, 2012
Next time you're in a meeting, try this
little experiment: Take a big yawn,
cover your mouth out of courtesy and
watch to see how many people follow
suit. There's a good chance you'll set
off a chain reaction of deep breaths and wide-open mouths. And before
you finish reading this article, it's likely
you'll yawn at least once. Don't
misunderstand, we aren't intending to bore you, but just reading about yawning will make you do it, just as
seeing or hearing someone else yawn
makes us do it, too. So what's behind this mysterious
epidemic of yawning? First, let's look
at what this bodily motion is: Yawning
is an involuntary action that causes us
to open our mouths wide and breathe
in deeply. We know it's involuntary because we do it even before we're
born: According to Robert Provine, a
developmental neuroscientist at the
University of Maryland, Baltimore
County, research has shown that 11-
week-old fetuses yawn. And while yawning is commonly associated with
relaxation and drowsiness, your heart rate can rise as much as 30 percent
during a yawn, and yawning is a sign
of arousal, including intimate arousal
[sources: Alexander , The Stress of Life]. Many parts of the body are in action
when you yawn. First, your mouth
opens, and your jaw drops, allowing
as much air as possible to be taken in.
When you inhale, the air taken in is
filling your lungs. Your abdominal muscles flex, and your diaphragm is
pushed down. The air you breathe in
expands the lungs to capacity and then some of the air is blown back out.
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by BEEGOLD797(m): 2:38pm On Dec 28, 2012
This thread tire mi o

Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by ITbomb(m): 2:38pm On Dec 28, 2012
geeez: I wonder why someone had to create a thread for this when he could have easily googled it up. I used google the first time I asked myself the question too
And you kept the knowledge to yourself. When u see Tonto Frontpager, u would frown ' why no informative topic on the Frontpage'
.
I've gotten something from here so next time u see a topic that u had already googled out, just ignore it

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Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by lumeneng22: 2:58pm On Dec 28, 2012
Because they are hungry and subconciously connected in d spirit realm.
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by agohavivi(f): 3:41pm On Dec 28, 2012
Rolling.:


Product of a failed educational system.Goats dont yawn,they bleat !
That was too wicked of you. I laugh in my mother tongue.
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Nobody: 3:50pm On Dec 28, 2012
Justicemy: its a coincidence, no much coments, pls next tym cme out wit smetin more interested
I never knew patience get pikin lipsrsealed
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by holababa: 4:10pm On Dec 28, 2012
This is as a result of the mirror neurons in the brain which is sensitive to the movement and intentions of others..mirror neurons allows you to mirror another person, or to feel what he /she feels without thinking about it..

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Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by slimyem: 4:30pm On Dec 28, 2012
k2039: This thread is highly contagious.
People yawn when they are bored. Honestly this thread is boring, Everyone deserve to yawn


funny how i acttually yawned seeing this image..grin
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by k2039(m): 4:40pm On Dec 28, 2012
slimyem: funny how i acttually yawned seeing this image..grin
gringringringringrin
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by ThoniaSlim(f): 5:01pm On Dec 28, 2012
Its a reflex action.
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by FlamingGun: 5:07pm On Dec 28, 2012
Yawn!

Many studies have proven yawning is infectious. Do your research!
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by dryakson: 6:34pm On Dec 28, 2012
john_shagb: A question I've been finding a good answer to. I've heard yawning contagious but I can't quite explain why two sometimes three people start yawning at the same second.
I decided to post this here because the same thing happened this morningg when I was seated with family members and not the first time of occurring.
Any NLer in the house with the same encounter?
cant understand too, i just yawn reading ur post!!!!!
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by babysnogls: 6:56pm On Dec 28, 2012
Rolling.:


Product of a failed educational system.Goats dont yawn,they bleat !
U result to abusing 4 no reason. Goats DO yawn! If u eva had goats as pets, u would know. Mtcheeew!
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by exxell(m): 7:02pm On Dec 28, 2012
Digriz: english teacher yet u failed the spelling of interest.
Correction Master! "English starts with the capital letter "E" and not small letter "e". slowpoke!
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by exxell(m): 7:09pm On Dec 28, 2012
john_shagb: A question I've been finding a good answer to. I've heard yawning contagious but I can't quite explain why two sometimes three people start yawning at the same second.
I decided to post this here because the same thing happened this morningg when I was seated with family members and not the first time of occurring.
Any NLer in the house with the same encounter?
OP, this your boring and bad English can make ten people yawn at the same time O. Now, I understand why we have so many unemployed youths!
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by warrior101: 7:23pm On Dec 28, 2012
this topic too funny grin
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by topsyb: 7:34pm On Dec 28, 2012
Seriously I skyped with my sister on chrismas day and everytime she yawned, I did d same. I know yawning is contagious, but how do u xplain it when there's so much distance. She's in Atlanta, and am in Nigeria.beats me still
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Encoredme(m): 7:50pm On Dec 28, 2012
There is a brain organ responsible for it of which i unfortunately cannot recall its name. When you see someone yawn, that organ fires up and you mirror what that person does unconsciously...the same thing goes for when watching a movie with other people, the same parts of the brain are fired up.
To know more read Social Intelligence by Daniel Cohen.
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Goodnessy: 7:53pm On Dec 28, 2012
It is my submission that yawning is contagious. One might not need to see another yawning before he does. When people think or write about it, they yawn, let alone seeing it. Before clicking post now I yawned 4 times.
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Encoredme(m): 7:54pm On Dec 28, 2012
holababa: This is as a result of the mirror neurons in the brain which is sensitive to the movement and intentions of others..mirror neurons allows you to mirror another person, or to feel what he /she feels without thinking about it..

Very true!u must have read the book i talked about earlier
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by uihebom: 8:07pm On Dec 28, 2012
Naijalane: Can some1 teach me how to comment? pls
dis one wey you do now na wetin? whisper?
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by teeties(f): 10:03pm On Dec 28, 2012
undecided Now you just made me yawn
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by duni04(m): 10:09pm On Dec 28, 2012
teeties: undecided Now you just made me yawn
Lol..classic!
Btw..Wots wit d moniker? Its very suggestive shocked
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by joe4christ(m): 10:23pm On Dec 28, 2012
valuka: 60% of people that read this post will yawn.
It is not only contagious but a psychological response.

Yea, you are right.
I yawn like a thousand time while browsing throuugh this thread!
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by phrankar(f): 10:29pm On Dec 28, 2012
undecidedahhhhhhhhh(yawning) Nairaland has become so boring that nonsense topics hit the frontpage.
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by HyconBc: 12:12am On Dec 29, 2012
Justicemy: its a coincidence, no much coments, pls next tym cme out wit smetin more interested
your 'MORE INTERESTED' is even more interesting.....lol
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by sammirano(m): 10:53am On Dec 29, 2012
i also yawn while reading this thread
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Austyno4(m): 11:47am On Dec 29, 2012
exxell: Correction Master! "English starts with the capital letter "E" and not small letter "e". slowpoke!
Loooool grin grin grin grin
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by bobolekepee(m): 3:44pm On Dec 29, 2012
It happens to people with same genotype...
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by MO25: 12:31am On Dec 30, 2012
I actually yawned when I read the heading, and I yawned again when i typed "yawned" loll
Re: Why Do People Yawn At The Same Time by Cleopatra2: 12:33am On Dec 30, 2012
Justicemy: its a coincidence, no much coments, pls next tym cme out wit smetin more interestd
hahahah! Intrested my dear. grin

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