Familiarity Bias and Physiological Responses in Contagious Yawning by Dogs Support Link to Empathy

@inproceedings{Romero2013FamiliarityBA,
  title={Familiarity Bias and Physiological Responses in Contagious Yawning by Dogs Support Link to Empathy},
  author={Teresa Romero and Akitsugu Konno and Toshikazu Hasegawa},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
  • Teresa Romero, Akitsugu Konno, Toshikazu Hasegawa
  • Published in PloS one 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • In humans, the susceptibility to yawn contagion has been theoretically and empirically related to our capacity for empathy. Because of its relevance to evolutionary biology, this phenomenon has been the focus of recent investigations in non-human species. In line with the empathic hypothesis, contagious yawning has been shown to correlate with the level of social attachment in several primate species. Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) have also shown the ability to yawn contagiously. To date… CONTINUE READING

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