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Title: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on January 01, 2007, 06:13:27 PM
YAWN!

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Yawn.... Yawn.... Yawn.. Yawn....  Yawn....   Yawn....  Yawn....   Yawn.......      Yawn..

So.... What happened?



Yawn.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: Trufire on January 01, 2007, 06:19:53 PM
Haha....nice. Yes....yes I did :D
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: mrbasehart on January 01, 2007, 06:40:49 PM
I felt the urge...but then I didn't.

I did read somewhere that yawns are in fact contagious...

Oh bugger, I yawned.   ;D
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on January 01, 2007, 06:47:49 PM
I read in a recent issue of Discover magazine that it has to do with your subconcious' empathy.

I'm just trying to discern whether it is a purely audible sensation or if there is a visual aspect to it.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 01, 2007, 07:12:08 PM
I just had a long day.

I was reminded that I needed to yawn.

And yes, yawning people/pictures of yawning people make me yawn.



*yawn again*
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: Sharktopus on January 01, 2007, 09:59:25 PM
It didn't work on me, but I think video might. Definitely would've in person.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 02, 2007, 05:20:13 AM
Yes.  After about 60 seconds of resistance, I finally became too conscious of it and gave into the yawning temptation.  Hey..."The Yawning Temptations" would make a good name for a band!  Maybe we could start one with I dunno...one of the "Guitar Hero" folks on guitar...DisembAudio on bass...Mike on vox...J-Proof on keyboard...and me on drums.  I kick ass at drums.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: gammer on January 02, 2007, 06:24:39 AM
Nope. Didn't work for me  :(
I even tried it a second time to be sure...no luck.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: JonnyFrag on January 02, 2007, 08:38:24 AM
I yawned , but then again I had like 1 hour of sleep last night so...
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on January 02, 2007, 12:26:33 PM
Yeah. Contagiousness definitely has to do with the mind instead of a chemical rxn. It seems that gammer is the least empathetic one of all. Mwahahahaha. I don't know why that deserved an evil laugh.

In my case, even talking about yawning makes me yawn. I actually yawned twice while writing this message.

Weird, huh?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 02, 2007, 01:19:22 PM
And talking about you talking about yawning makes me want to yawn.  I'm restraining myself right now.  Let's see how many degrees of separation it takes (i.e. talking about me talking about SASD talking about yawning, etc.) for the urge to disappear.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: Tyrant on January 02, 2007, 02:20:13 PM

   Didn't yawn nor do I feel the urge even after reading the thread.

  But then, I'm known for being something of an abnormal mutant.  ;)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: Brak on January 02, 2007, 04:48:44 PM
Nope no yawning for me. But i think they did test this on Mythbusters on Discovery Channel and i think they did say it was confirmed that for the majority of the time it is contageous (i could be wrong. someone help me with this one)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on January 02, 2007, 05:09:31 PM

   Didn't yawn nor do I feel the urge even after reading the thread.

  But then, I'm known for being something of an abnormal mutant.  ;)

That reminds me of a deleted scene from The Convict episode of The Office.

http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/nod309c220061129_al802LKJ2lwuskug2l3.shtml#video (http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/nod309c220061129_al802LKJ2lwuskug2l3.shtml#video)

Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: MSTJedi on January 03, 2007, 07:24:21 PM
Didn't yawn, but I sighed, which really is just a less conspicuous yawn.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: Teaflax on January 03, 2007, 07:35:17 PM
Somwhat tangential: yawning is also a great way of defusing a potential fight. Of course, it doesn't work if it's done in a showy, dismissive way, but if you're being threatened by someone who is sizing you up and thinking about possibly picking a fight with you, a quick "stifled yawn" motion will indicate that you are not feeling all that threatened. Which by subconscious extrapolation makes you a potentially troublesome target as you either know how to fight, have friends nearby, are carrying a gun or are just loco enough to not care. Either way, it makes the potential aggressor more likely to move on.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on January 03, 2007, 09:55:47 PM
After looking at the polls, I definitely think it is a relative subject. It will change from person to person. But I know that the source of it is definitely located in the mind.

According to some research, they think it has to do with behavioral transitions.

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One fact explains a lot of apparently inconsistent data. People yawn most during behavioral transitions, such as just after waking and shortly before bedtime. Yawning may help facilitate those changes. Contagious yawning may synchronize a group's behavior so that, for instance, a whole family goes to sleep together.

-Discover Magazine
Title: Re: IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
Post by: FBX on January 03, 2007, 10:34:12 PM
I think knowing that your testing on whether I yawned or not affected the outcome for me. I made an effort to not give into the power of suggestion and thus didn't yawn. Then about a minute later I finally yawned... but I yawn all the time, so I dont think that would count.