Dogs catch the yawns from people

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  1. graybar hotel

    graybar hotel New Member

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    Your pooch isn't just tired, he's empathizing, study suggests

    LONDON - Dogs find human yawns contagious, suggesting they have a rudimentary capacity for empathy, British scientists said on Wednesday.

    Although yawning is widespread in many animals, contagious yawning — a yawn triggered by seeing others yawning — has previously only been shown to occur in humans and chimpanzees.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26045097/
     
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  3. gman20001969

    gman20001969 New Member

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    LOL! I'm running home to see if I can make my dogs yawn!
     
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    And I always thought my dog was just bored of me.
     

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