Yawning in Therapy

Cooper, Gary
November 2007
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p20
The article focuses on a study by psychologists Gordon and Andrew Gallup presented in the online journal "Evolutionary Psychology," which showed that yawning has no relation to boredom. The study indicated that it is just the way an overheated brain cools down. The Gallups say that yawning is an attempt to bring oxygen to our sleepy brains. According to the study, cooling the brain can overcome the well-known contagion of yawning.


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