What happens in the brain to make us 'catch' yawns

What happens in the brain to make us 'catch' yawns
 

You may well be yawning just reading this - it's contagious. Now researchers have looked at what happens in our brains to trigger that response.
A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the brain responsible for motor function.
The primary motor cortex also plays a part in conditions such as Tourette's syndrome.
So the scientists say understanding contagious yawning could also help understand those disorders too.
Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena - the automatic imitation of someone else's words or actions.
Echophenomena is also seen in Tourette's, as... read more

 
1 September 2017 in Health, Views: 78
Source: BBC
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