Newsweek: Why do we yawn? Contagious yawns help cool down the brain, scientists say

Newsweek: Why do we yawn? Contagious yawns help cool down the brain, scientists say

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:58
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Andrew C. Gallup, study co-author and assistant professor of psychology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, told PsyPost: "Yawning is often misunderstood both within the scientific community and the general public."

Gallup and his team showed in a previous study that people are less likely to catch yawns during the winter than in the summer months. That 2014 work was also published in the journal Physiology & Behavior.

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