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Sandi Fosnot

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Why are yawns contagious, even from a TV?
« on: 26/07/2008 15:09:51 »
Sandi Fosnot  asked the Naked Scientists:

Hello, my name is Sandi. - I'm a graphic designer in Dayton, Ohio and I listen while I work.

I have just recently subscribed to your podcast, so I am starting at the very beginning and working my way through to the present ones.  So if you have answered my question in a previous podcast, I am sorry.  

What I would like to know is this: Why are yawns so contagious? If I see someone on TV or hear someone on the radio that yawns, I get this uncontrollable urge to yawn too.  I think this is very interesting because it is the only thing that I know of that can be contagious from TV/radio to real life.  

Please answer my question via email, since I am so behind on the new podcasts and probably won't hear it for quite some time.

Thank you so much and I look forward to listening to you guys live when I catch up!

Sandi Fosnot

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Why are yawns contagious, even from a TV?
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2008 10:17:35 »
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Why are yawns contagious, even from a TV?
« Reply #2 on: 15/10/2008 06:07:30 »
newbielink:http://www.al.com/healthfit/mobileregister/index.ssf?/specialreport/mobileregister/healthwise/04_307yawns.html [nonactive]

Easiest to just link to someone elses hard work!

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Why are yawns contagious, even from a TV?
« Reply #2 on: 15/10/2008 06:07:30 »

 

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