WTF Fun Fact – Contagious Yawning

Contagious yawning, a common form of echophenomena (the automatic imitation of another’s words or actions), is a real thing but scientists don’t fully understand which part of the brain controls it. WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(17)30966-1.pdf

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2 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Contagious Yawning”

  1. This happens to me all the time. Often times when I meet someone new that has any sort of accent, I unconsciously mimic their accent. It can be a little embarrassing, because I’ve found that people usually think I’m making fun of them, when In fact, I’m not even aware that I’m doing it. I can tell you that it definitely comes from a subconscious desire to connect with people.

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