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Offline duncan

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Re: What is an itch ?...and why are Yawns contagious ?
« Reply #25 on: 16/11/2004 17:41:02 »
found a link as well
newbielink:http://webperso.easyconnect.fr/baillement/seuntjens.html [nonactive]

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Re: What is an itch ?...and why are Yawns contagious ?
« Reply #26 on: 19/11/2004 18:56:30 »
 

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« Reply #27 on: 19/11/2004 18:58:43 »
I guess scientists don't know why we itch, or else I don't understand their elevated language.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=8843816&dopt=Citation
 

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« Reply #28 on: 05/02/2008 19:21:09 »
I wrote this up as a news item this week; here's the link:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/news/news/1300/
 

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« Reply #29 on: 29/03/2009 06:30:48 »
I wrote this up as a news item this week; here's the link:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/news/news/1300/
This was a great link Chris! Thanks!
 

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What is an itch ?...and why are Yawns contagious ?
« Reply #30 on: 29/03/2009 09:57:01 »
me too?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 29/03/2009 12:07:19 »
Did you enjoy the link about itching also?
 

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What is an itch ?...and why are Yawns contagious ?
« Reply #32 on: 29/03/2009 14:50:58 »
I'm sure it's been mentioned here before that there is a theory that people who yawn after seeing someone else do it are more 'empathetic' than people who do not.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 29/03/2009 22:26:31 »
I did not know that.. i just thought we all did that! Just you saying it makes me yawn.. I don't have to see it just start thinking about yawning.... .. I rarely yawn unless prompted.. once in a while .. like I said but not necessarily when I am sleepy..
 

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