Video-induced yawning in stumptail macaques (Macaca arctoides).

@article{Paukner2005VideoinducedYI,
  title={Video-induced yawning in stumptail macaques (Macaca arctoides).},
  author={Annika Paukner and James R Anderson},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          36-8
        }
}
This study reports the first experimental exploration of possible contagious yawning in monkeys. Twenty-two stumptail macaques (Macaca arctoides) were presented with video clips of either yawns or control mouth movements by conspecifics. At a group level, monkeys yawned significantly more often during and just after the yawn tape than the control tape. Supplementary analysis revealed that the yawn tape also elicited significantly more self-directed scratching responses than the control tape… CONTINUE READING
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