posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:01 PM
I wasn't sure where to put this so i guess it could go under Medical/Spiritual/Science (Website Related).
Im sure many of you have experienced the contageous yawn but have you ever experienced it at a great distance and seemingly almost at the same time.
Last night I was on the phone with my dad and right when he was yawning I was yawning. He did not go first nor did I so there could not have been an
audible cue unless it was nano seconds.
Same thing happened driving down a road. I was heading north bound and the car heading south bound was 100 ft(aprox). We both yawned at the same time
as we passed each other.
I guess what my question is: Could there be more to yawning at a subconcious or spiritual level rather than a physical or cyclical seasonal level?
If anyone has any in depth info I would like to know. I think me taking psychology this semester has made me question things more in depth.
Heres some info I found at the University of Cincinati
II. WHAT SETS US OFF
G. COPYCAT CONTAGION IS REAL
Walter Smitson, professor of psychiatry and director of the Central Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati Medical Center:
Yawns are indeed contagious because human beings are highly social creatures, very open to suggestion. "As humans, we watch each other and emulate
one another. We're copycats. Another example of this is often seen with sports teams. If one player is very aggressive, other players become more so
too. So, when I see someone else yawn, I know it's o.k. to yawn too." In fact, we're so suggestible that even reading about or discussing yawning
can set us off on a yawning binge.
Contact: 513-558-9015 www.uc.edu...
Nice People Are Prone to Yawn
By: Colin Allen
Summary: Empathetic people are more likely to 'catch' the yawns
Yawning in synchronicity???