Published: November 6, 2016 by RHJ ProducerVirtually all animals with a backbone yawn, but scientists don’t know what purpose it serves or why yawns are so contagious. Experts discuss what’s known and what’s behind a yawn. Guest Information: Dr. Robert Provine, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland-Baltimore County and author, Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccuping and Beyond Dr. Andrew Gallup, Assistant Professor of Psychology, SUNY Oneonta Program #: 16-45category - Feature StoriesTopics - Psychology & Psychiatry, SleepGuests - Dr. Andrew Gallup, Dr. Robert ProvineJournals & Publications - Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing Hiccuping, and BeyondInstitutions & Organizations - State University of New York (SUNY), State University of New York College at Oneonta, University of Maryland-Baltimore CountyShare this:TwitterFacebookPocketPinterestMoreLinkedInRedditPrintTumblrTelegramWhatsAppSkypeLike this:Like Loading... Related Segments: New Findings on Stuttering The Biology of Addiction Covid and PTSD What Determines Our Food Preferences (2019 version) Our Obesity Obsession: Does Science Support It? When Chronically Ill Kids Grow Up Previous Post: « Lupus and the Skin Next Post: The Safety of Self-Driving Cars » About RHJ ProducerProducer of Radio Health Journal and Viewpoints - MediaTracks Communications. Reaching 6 million listeners each week.