Professor Andrew Gallup Featured in The Washington Post: 'Find stress relief with these 7 surprising science-based strategies'
The Washington Post
Make yourself yawn
"Research led by Andrew C. Gallup, associate professor of psychology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, suggests that yawning has a brain-cooling function in vertebrates, including humans. 'Brain temperature rises during times of stress and anxiety,' Gallup said. 'And yawning naturally occurs before and during stressful situations, promoting relaxation and better cognitive functioning. It has nothing to do with boredom.'"