Summary: An involuntary deep INHALATION with the MOUTH open, often accompanied by the act of stretching.
Publications224 found, 100 shown here
- Dogs catch human yawnsRamiro M Joly-Mascheroni
School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
Biol Lett 4:446-8. 2008..Twenty-nine dogs observed a human yawning or making control mouth movements...
- Yawn contagion and empathy in Homo sapiensIvan Norscia
Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci, Pisa, Italy
PLoS ONE 6:e28472. 2011..Related individuals (r≥0.25) showed the greatest contagion, in terms of both occurrence of yawning and frequency of yawns...
- Contagious yawning in domestic dog puppies (Canis lupus familiaris): the effect of ontogeny and emotional closeness on low-level imitation in dogsElainie Alenkær Madsen
Centre for Languages and Literature, Department of Semiotics, Lund University, Box 201, 221 00, Lund, Sweden
Anim Cogn 16:233-40. 2013Contagious yawning is a well-documented phenomenon in humans and has recently attracted much attention from developmental and comparative sciences...
- Male yawning is more contagious than female yawning among chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)Jorg J M Massen
Department of Behavioural Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
PLoS ONE 7:e40697. 2012..Contagious yawning may lead to synchronisation of behaviour. However, the function of contagious yawning is relatively understudied...
- Auditory contagious yawning in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): first evidence for social modulationKarine Silva
Departamento de Ciências do Comportamento, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto, Largo Prof Abel Salazar 2, Porto, Portugal
Anim Cogn 15:721-4. 2012..Following recent studies suggesting that contagion yawning in humans, and some other primates, is empathy-related, some authors have considered the possibility that the ..
- Ingroup-outgroup bias in contagious yawning by chimpanzees supports link to empathyMatthew W Campbell
Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e18283. 2011..However, empathy biases have not been tested in our close primate relatives. Contagious yawning has been theoretically and empirically linked to empathy...
- Absence of contagious yawning in children with autism spectrum disorderAtsushi Senju
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
Biol Lett 3:706-8. 2007This study is the first to report the disturbance of contagious yawning in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
- Contagious yawning in gelada baboons as a possible expression of empathyE Palagi
Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, 56011 Pisa, Italy
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19262-7. 2009..Here, we show that in gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) yawning is contagious between individuals, especially those that are socially close, i.e...
- Contagious yawning and the brainSteven M Platek
Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 1505 Race Street, Mail Stop 626, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 23:448-52. 2005Contagious yawning, the onset of a yawn triggered by seeing, hearing, reading, or thinking about another person yawn is a well-documented phenomenon...
- In bonobos yawn contagion is higher among kin and friendsElisa Demuru
Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci, Pisa, Italy
PLoS ONE 7:e49613. 2012..The results show that yawn contagion was context independent suggesting that the probability of yawning after observing others' yawns is not affected by the propensity to engage in spontaneous yawns...
- Bridging a yawning chasm: EEG investigations into the debate concerning the role of the human mirror neuron system in contagious yawningNicholas R Cooper
University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 12:393-405. 2012Ongoing debate in the literature concerns whether there is a link between contagious yawning and the human mirror neuron system (hMNS)...
- An investigation of auditory contagious yawningStephen R Arnott
Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 9:335-42. 2009..urge to yawn after perceiving someone else yawn, an understanding of the neural mechanism underlying contagious yawning remains incomplete...
- Contagious yawning and the frontal lobe: an fMRI studyFatta B Nahab
Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Hum Brain Mapp 30:1744-51. 2009..These findings suggest a role for the prefrontal cortex in the processing of contagious yawning, while demonstrating a unique automaticity in the processing of contagious motor programs which take place ..
- Why do we yawn?Adrian G Guggisberg
University of Geneva, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Division of Neurorehabilitation, Avenue de Beau Séjour 26, Geneva 14, Switzerland
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:1267-76. 2010b>Yawning is a phylogenetically old behaviour that can be observed in most vertebrate species from foetal stages to old age. The origin and function of this conspicuous phenomenon have been subject to speculations for centuries...
- Mirror neuron activity during contagious yawning--an fMRI studyHelene Haker
Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Militarstrasse 8, POB 1930, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
Brain Imaging Behav 7:28-34. 2013b>Yawning is contagious. However, little research has been done to elucidate the neuronal representation of this phenomenon...
- Brief report: does eye contact induce contagious yawning in children with autism spectrum disorder?Atsushi Senju
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
J Autism Dev Disord 39:1598-602. 2009Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reportedly fail to show contagious yawning, but the mechanism underlying the lack of contagious yawning is still unclear...
- Yearning to yawn: the neural basis of contagious yawningMartin Schürmann
Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory, PO Box 2200, Helsinki University of Technology, 02015 HUT, Espoo, Finland
Neuroimage 24:1260-4. 2005b>Yawning is contagious: Watching another person yawn may trigger us to do the same. Here we studied brain activation with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while subjects watched videotaped yawns...
- Contagious yawning in autistic and typical developmentMolly S Helt
Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Child Dev 81:1620-31. 2010The authors tested susceptibility to contagious yawning in 120 children, 1-6 years, to identify the time course of its emergence during development...
- Variation and context of yawns in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)Sarah Jane Vick
Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Scotland
Am J Primatol 72:262-9. 2010..some degree of voluntary control over facial movement in chimpanzees and, consequently, multiple functions of yawning according to context...
- Do dogs (Canis familiaris) show contagious yawning?Aimee L Harr
Department of Psychology, Hiram College, 11715 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 0067, USA
Anim Cogn 12:833-7. 2009We report an experimental investigation into whether domesticated dogs display contagious yawning. Fifteen dogs were shown video clips of (1) humans and (2) dogs displaying yawns and open-mouth expressions (not yawns) to investigate ..
- Neither infants nor toddlers catch yawns from their mothersAilsa Millen
Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
Biol Lett 7:440-2. 2011This study aimed to clarify whether infants and preschool children show susceptibility to contagious yawning, a well-known effect that has been demonstrated experimentally in older children and adults by exposing them to video sequences ..
- Does yawning represent a transient arousal-shift during intravenous induction of general anesthesia?Yoshiko Kasuya
Division of Anesthesia, Gifu Red Cross Hospital, Japan
Anesth Analg 101:382-4, table of contents. 2005Although yawning occurs frequently during the IV induction of general anesthesia, the significance of this response remains unknown...
- Comparative analysis of maternal care in the high-yawning (HY) and low-yawning (LY) sublines from Sprague-Dawley ratsAraceli Ugarte
Instituto de Fisiologia, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Dev Psychobiol 53:105-17. 2011High- and low-yawning rats (HY and LY) were selectively bred as a function of their spontaneous yawning frequency with the LY subline about 2 yawns/hr and the HY 20 yawns/hr...
- Chimpanzees show a developmental increase in susceptibility to contagious yawning: a test of the effect of ontogeny and emotional closeness on yawn contagionElainie Alenkær Madsen
Department of Cognitive Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden Department of Semiotics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
PLoS ONE 8:e76266. 2013Contagious yawning has been reported for humans, dogs and several non-human primate species, and associated with empathy in humans and other primates...
- Grooming and yawning trace adjustment to unfamiliar environments in laboratory Sprague-Dawley rats (Rattus norvegicus)Alejandro Moyaho
Instituto de Fisiologia, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico
J Comp Psychol 116:263-9. 2002The authors studied grooming and yawning caused by mild stress in laboratory Sprague-Dawley rats (Rattus norvegicus). Two groups received 3 and 6 sequences of 5 foot shocks at random intervals (RI) and fixed intervals (FI), respectively...
- Dopamine agonist-induced yawning in rats: a dopamine D3 receptor-mediated behaviorGregory T Collins
Department of Pharmacology, 1301 MSRB III, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0632, USA
J Pharmacol Exp Ther 314:310-9. 2005..We now report that dopamine D2/D3 agonists elicit dose-dependent yawning behavior in rats, resulting in an inverted U-shaped dose-response curve...
- Methodological problems in the study of contagious yawningMatthew W Campbell
Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga 30072, USA
Front Neurol Neurosci 28:120-7. 2010The recent interest in contagious yawning has raised several challenges as the varied methods of testing have left some unresolved issues...
- Corticotropin-releasing factor antagonist reduces activation of noradrenalin and serotonin neurons in the locus coeruleus and dorsal raphe in the arousal response accompanied by yawning behavior in ratsNatsuko Kubota
Department of Human Health Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Neurosci Res 72:316-23. 2012..icv) administration of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) antagonist attenuates the arousal response during yawning behavior in rats...
- Contagious yawning in chimpanzeesJames R Anderson
Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
Proc Biol Sci 271:S468-70. 2004Six adult female chimpanzees were shown video scenes of chimpanzees repeatedly yawning or of chimpanzees showing open-mouth facial expressions that were not yawns...
- Yawning?Francis Schiller
Department of the History of the Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
J Hist Neurosci 11:392-401. 2002Since antiquity yawning has attracted a moderate interest among philosophers, psychologists, physiologists, as well as educators, moralists and physicians...
- Yawning and subjective sleepiness in the elderlyIole Zilli
Sleep Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
J Sleep Res 17:303-8. 2008b>Yawning is related to sleep/wake transitions and time of day, probably reflecting the time course of sleepiness...
- Human paranasal sinuses and selective brain cooling: a ventilation system activated by yawning?Andrew C Gallup
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, United States
Med Hypotheses 77:970-3. 2011..The present authors hypothesize that the thin posterior wall of the maxillary sinus may flex during yawning, operating like a bellows pump, actively ventilating the sinus system, and thus facilitating brain cooling...
- Yawning frequency and distribution in preterm and near term infants assessed throughout 24-h recordingsFiorenza Giganti
Sleep Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
Infant Behav Dev 30:641-7. 2007b>Yawning has been observed in foetuses and preterm infants. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and the 24 h distribution of yawning in preterm infants...
- Radiopaque contrast dye in nasopharynx reaches the middle ear during swallowing and/or yawningB Winther
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
Acta Otolaryngol 125:625-8. 2005Contrast dye in the nasopharynx reaches the middle ear during swallowing and yawning in normal adults. This suggests that displacement of bacteria in nasopharyngeal secretion to the middle ear may occur frequently during sleep.
- Computer animations stimulate contagious yawning in chimpanzeesMatthew W Campbell
Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 2409 Taylor Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA
Proc Biol Sci 276:4255-9. 2009..Contagious yawning has been linked to empathy and poses a good test of involuntary identification and motor mimicry...
- Associated diseasesOlivier Walusinski
Front Neurol Neurosci 28:140-55. 2010b>Yawning is a physiological behavior and, as with all such behaviors, its deregulation is indicative of an underlying disorder...
- Yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn; yawn, yawn, yawn! The social, evolutionary and neuroscientific facets of contagious yawningSteven M Platek
Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA
Front Neurol Neurosci 28:107-12. 2010Contagious yawning is a common phenomenon affecting upwards of 60% of healthy humans. It has also been observed, at a lesser rate, in great apes and other primates...
- Video-induced yawning in stumptail macaques (Macaca arctoides)Annika Paukner
Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK
Biol Lett 2:36-8. 2006This 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...
- Post-ictal forceful yawning in a patient with nondominant hemisphere epilepsyAlexei E Yankovsky
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Epileptic Disord 8:65-9. 2006b>Yawning has been rarely described in association with seizures and not previously documented by video-EEG. We present a 48-year-old woman with a long history of non-dominant for speech hemisphere seizures and post-ictal yawning...
- Propranolol in yawning prophylaxis: a case reportAhmad Ghanizadeh
Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:320.e7-9. 2012b>Yawning is a frequent behavior with circadian effects. Sometimes, its frequency is very high and it is disturbing. However, there is no evidence-based treatment for yawning.
- Lhermitte sign during yawning associated with congenital partial aplasia of the posterior arch of the atlasT Sagiuchi
Department of Neurosurgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 27:258-60. 2006..the case of a 26-year-old man who presented with symptoms compatible with Lhermitte sign that occurred during yawning. It was associated with congenital partial aplasia of the posterior arch of the atlas...
- Do your patients suffer from excessive yawning?A M Gutiérrez-Alvarez
Faculty of Medicine, Research Office, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
Acta Psychiatr Scand 115:80-1. 2007b>Yawning has been described in relation to drugs such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors, levodopa, dopamine agonists, MAO B inhibitor, morphine, methadone, buprenorphine, dextromethorphan, benzodiazepine, lidocaine, and flecaine...
- Evidence for contagious behaviors in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus): an observational study of yawning and stretchingMichael L Miller
Integrative Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902, United States
Behav Processes 89:264-70. 2012b>Yawning is contagious in humans and some non-human primates. If there are social functions to contagious behaviors, such as yawning, they might occur in other highly social vertebrates...
- Does yawning increase arousal through mechanical stimulation of the carotid body?Jorma Matikainen
Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, PO Box 55, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Med Hypotheses 70:488-92. 2008b>Yawning is a stereotyped event that occurs in humans and animals from fish to mammals, but neither its mechanisms nor its functions are entirely known. Its widespread nature suggests that it has important physiological functions...
- Born to yawn? Cortisol linked to yawning: a new hypothesisSimon B N Thompson
Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Psychology Research Centre, Bournemouth University, Poole BH12 5BB, United Kingdom
Med Hypotheses 77:861-2. 2011b>Yawning has become an interesting and curious scientific conundrum. Links between several neurological disorders can be found through the commonality of yawning episodes and contagious yawning...
- Why do we yawn? The importance of evidence for specific yawn-induced effectsAdrian G Guggisberg
University of Geneva, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Division of Neurorehabilitation, Avenue de Beau Séjour 26, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:1302-4. 2011Gallup (this issue) believes that our recent review on the function of yawning (Guggisberg et al., 2010) is unbalanced and that it ignores evidence for his thermoregulation hypothesis...
- Yawning in diseasesOlivier Walusinski
Eur Neurol 62:180-7. 2009b>Yawning is a physiological behavior, an emotional stereotypy that indicates the homeostatic process of the mechanisms regulating rhythms, such as sleeping/waking, hunger/satiety or mating/relaxation, generated by the diencephalon...
- Yawning, sleep, and symptom relief in patients with multiple sclerosisAndrew C Gallup
Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA
Sleep Med 11:329-30. 2010Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) suffer from thermoregulatory dysfunction, and repetitive yawning and sleep problems are symptoms of MS...
- Pathological yawning as a presenting symptom of brain stem ischaemia in two patientsL Cattaneo
Sezione di Neurologia, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 77:98-100. 2006..involving the upper pons and the ponto-mesencephalic junction presented with transient excessive pathological yawning, associated with gait ataxia and in one subject with upper limb and facial hemiparesis...
- The functional relationship between yawning and vigilanceAdrian G Guggisberg
Center of Sleep Medicine, Department of Neurology, Inselspital, University of Berne, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Behav Brain Res 179:159-66. 2007Although yawning is a ubiquitous and phylogenetically old phenomenon, its origin and purpose remain unclear...
- Yawning and hypothermia in rats: effects of dopamine D3 and D2 agonists and antagonistsGregory T Collins
Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan Medical School, 1301 MSRB III, 1150 W Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0632, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 193:159-70. 2007..Identification of behaviors specifically mediated by the dopamine D2 and D3 receptors would allow for the determination of in vivo receptor selectivity and aide the development of novel therapeutics for dopamine-related diseases...
- Contagious yawning: the role of self-awareness and mental state attributionSteven M Platek
Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 17:223-7. 2003Contagious yawning is a common, but poorly understood phenomenon. We hypothesized that contagious yawning is part of a more general phenomenon known as mental state attribution (i.e...
- Behavioral differences between selectively bred rats: D1 versus D2 receptors in yawning and groomingJose R Eguibar
Instituto de Fisiologi a, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Apdo Postal 406, Puebla, Pue C P 72000, Mexico
Pharmacol Biochem Behav 74:827-32. 2003..D(1) and D(2) receptors, respectively, is involved in behaviors of rats selectively bred for high or low rates of yawning. After injection of SKF 38393, yawning diminished more markedly in high-yawning (HY) than in low-yawning (LY) ..
- [The phylogeny, ethology and nosology of yawning]O Walusinski
Cabinet medical, Brou
Rev Neurol (Paris) 160:1011-21. 2004Charles Darwin would have said that yawning was a useless piece of physiology...
- Fetal yawningOlivier Walusinski
Front Neurol Neurosci 28:32-41. 2010..Using yawning as an example, we review this interpretation on the basis of knowledge derived from phylogeny and ontogeny...
- Primary yawning headacheD E Jacome
Department of Medicine, Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Masachusetts, USA
Cephalalgia 21:697-9. 2001To describe three patients with recurrent severe paroxysmal headache precipitated by yawning. Pain elicited by yawning is a well-recognized clinical phenomenon in patients with cranial neuralgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction ..
- Yawning: unsuspected avenue for a better understanding of arousal and interoceptionOlivier Walusinski
Med Hypotheses 67:6-14. 2006Almost all the vertebrates yawn, testifying the phylogenetic old origins of this behavior. Correlatively speaking, yawning shows an ontogenical precociousness since it occurs as early as 12 weeks after conception and remains relatively ..
- Repetitive yawning associated with cardiac tamponadeMori J Krantz
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
Am J Cardiol 94:701-2. 2004b>Yawning occurs frequently in daily life and is often attributed to boredom and fatigue. Rarely, it may be a symptom of serious underlying medical illness, primarily involving the central nervous system...
- The direction and range of ambient temperature change influences yawning in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)Andrew C Gallup
Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13901, USA
J Comp Psychol 124:133-8. 2010Comparative research suggests that yawning is a thermoregulatory behavior in homeotherms...
- Yawning in morning and evening typesIole Zilli
Sleep Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Via S Niccolò, 93 50125 Florence, Italy
Physiol Behav 91:218-22. 2007b>Yawning occurs more frequently in the early morning and in the late evening, close to sleep onset and after the awakening, and it might be linked to sleep propensity...
- Intracerebroventricular administration of corticotropin-releasing factor antagonist attenuates arousal response accompanied by yawning behavior in ratsIchiro Kita
Department of Human Health Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1 1 Minamiohsawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0397, Japan
Neurosci Lett 433:205-8. 2008We have reported that an arousal response accompanied by yawning behavior can be evoked by electrical and chemical stimulation of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in rats, although the mechanism responsible for the arousal ..
- Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint due to forceful yawning during induction with propofolAlexander Avidan
J Clin Anesth 14:159-60. 2002
- Excessive yawning and thermoregulation: two case histories of chronic, debilitating bouts of yawningGordon G Gallup
Department of Psychology, University at Albany, Albany, USA
Sleep Breath 14:157-9. 2010This report details the case histories of two women who suffer from chronic and debilitating episodes of excessive yawning in the absence of sleep problems.
- ACTH- and alpha-MSH-induced grooming, stretching, yawning and penile erection in male rats: site of action in the brain and role of melanocortin receptorsA Argiolas
Bernard B Brodie Department of Neuroscience, Cagliari University, Cagliari, Italy
Brain Res Bull 51:425-31. 2000..of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)(1-24) and alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) on grooming, stretching, yawning and penile erection was studied after injection into different brain areas...
- An activation of parvocellular oxytocinergic neurons in the paraventricular nucleus in oxytocin-induced yawning and penile erectionIchiro Kita
Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology Laboratory, Center for Narcolepsy, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94304 5489, USA
Neurosci Res 54:269-75. 2006Intracerebroventricular (ICV) or PVN local injections of oxytocin induce yawning and penile erection, for which a positive feedback mechanism for the PVN oxytocinergic activation is suggested, but this had not been directly substantiated ..
- Yawning and thermoregulationAndrew C Gallup
Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, 13902, United States
Physiol Behav 95:10-6. 2008We review a growing body of medical and physiological evidence indicating that yawning may be a thermoregulatory mechanism, providing compensatory cooling when other provisions fail to operate favorably...
- Auditory disturbances promote temporal clustering of yawning and stretching in small groups of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)Michael L Miller
Integrative Neuroscience Program, Psychology Department, Binghamton University, USA
J Comp Psychol 126:324-8. 2012b>Yawning may serve both social and nonsocial functions. When budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) are briefly held, simulating capture by a predator, the temporal pattern of yawning changes...
- Yawning throughout lifeF Giganti
Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Front Neurol Neurosci 28:26-31. 2010b>Yawning is a behavior that begins in the first stages of life. It has not only been observed in infants and in newborns, but also in fetuses of 12-14 weeks' gestational age. Yawning frequency changes over the life span...
- The dawn of the yawn: is yawning a warning? Linking neurological disordersSimon B N Thompson
Bournemouth University, BH12 5BB, United Kingdom
Med Hypotheses 75:630-3. 2010b>Yawning continues to pose as a scientist's conundrum. Evidence is presented of yawning and contagious yawning in a number of different neurological disorders...
- Yawning and behavioral states in premature infantsFiorenza Giganti
Psychology Department, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Dev Psychobiol 41:289-96. 2002..PCA) residing in an neonatal intensive care unit environment were observed in the home incubator for spontaneous yawning from 2400 to 0500 hr...
- The neuropharmacology of yawningA Argiolas
Bernard B Brodie Department of Neuroscience, University of Cagliari and Center for Neuropharmacology, National Research Council, Italy
Eur J Pharmacol 343:1-16. 1998b>Yawning is a phylogenetically old, stereotyped event that occurs alone or associated with stretching and/or penile erection in humans and in animals from reptiles to birds and mammals under different conditions...
- Two distinctive apomorphine-induced phenotypes in the Roman high- and low-avoidance ratsLydia Gimenez-Llort
Medical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine, Institute of Neuroscience, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Physiol Behav 86:458-66. 2005..The biphasic effect induced by apomorphine (locomotor inhibition and yawning at low doses but stimulation of locomotion and stereotyped behavior at higher ones) was reproduced in the ..
- "One person yawning sets off everyone else"M Pierre Perriol
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 77:3. 2006
- Ontogenetic quinpirole treatment produces long-lasting decreases in the expression of Rgs9, but increases Rgs17 in the striatum, nucleus accumbens and frontal cortexAmanda M Maple
Department of Psychology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
Eur J Neurosci 26:2532-8. 2007..1 mg/kg) and the number of yawns was recorded for 1 h after the injection. Yawning has been shown to be a behavioural event mediated by the dopamine D(2)/D(3) receptor...
- Corticotropin-releasing factor neurons in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus are involved in arousal/yawning response of ratsIchiro Kita
Department of Physiology, Toho University School of Medicine, 5 21 16 Omori nishi, Ohta ku, Tokyo 143 8540, Japan
Behav Brain Res 169:48-56. 2006..of the hypothalamic paraventricular (PVN) descending oxytocinergic projections is involved in the induction of yawning accompanied by an arousal response, but the possibility that neural systems other than the oxytocinergic system ..
- Induction of tolerance of dopaminergic responses in manS Lal
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Verdun, Montreal, QC, Canada, H4H 1R3
J Neural Transm 115:1189-98. 2008..PRL) and cortisol by radioimmunoassay; sleepiness was measured using the Analog Sleepiness Rating Scale and yawning recorded by video recorder...
- Can stroke localisation be used to map out the neural network for yawning behaviour?Oliver Walusinski
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:1166. 2007
- The effects of adulthood olanzapine treatment on cognitive performance and neurotrophic factor content in male and female rats neonatally treated with quinpiroleStephanie K Thacker
Department of Psychology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
Eur J Neurosci 24:2075-83. 2006..Dopamine D2 receptor priming was verified through a yawning behavioural test, a D2 receptor-mediated event, before olanzapine was administered as well as after olanzapine ..
- Lack of central nitric oxide triggers erectile dysfunction in diabetesHong Zheng
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985850 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5850, USA
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 292:R1158-64. 2007..N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA)-induced erection, yawning, and stretch through the PVN can be blocked by prior administration of NO synthase (NOS) blocker, L-NMMA, in ..
- Exposure to the phytoestrogen daidzein attenuates apomorphine-induced penile erection concomitant with plasma testosterone level reduction in dose- and time-related manner in adult ratsLianjun Pan
Department of Reproduction and Genetics, Nanjing University School of Clinical Medicine, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, People s Republic of China
Urology 70:613-7. 2007..The negative effects of phytoestrogens on the male reproductive system, particularly on penile erection, have hardly been evaluated...
- The effects of adulthood nicotine treatment on D2-mediated behavior and neurotrophins of rats neonatally treated with quinpiroleRussell W Brown
Department of Psychology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 37614 6049, USA
Synapse 59:253-9. 2006This study was designed to analyze the effects of nicotine on yawning behavior and neurotrophin content in the hippocampus and frontal cortex of D2-receptor primed female adult Sprague-Dawley rats...
- Light induces cortical activation and yawning in ratsYoshinari Seki
Department of Physiology, Toho University School of Medicine, 5 21 16, Omori Nishi, Ota ku, Tokyo 143 8540, Japan
Behav Brain Res 140:65-73. 2003We examined the effects of light stimulation on cortical activation and yawning response in anesthetized, spontaneously breathing rats...
- The effect of electroconvulsive shock seizures on behaviour induced by dopaminergic agonists and on immobility in the Porsolt testMohammad Reza Zarrindast
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, P O Box 13145 784, Tehran, Iran
Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 14:509-14. 2004..They were then tested for locomotion and rearing (7 days post-ECS), for grooming and yawning (9 days post-ECS), and for immobility in the Porsolt test (7, 14 and 21 days post-ECS)...
- Adrenalectomy and dexamethasone replacement on yawning behaviorJosé Anías-Calderón
Depto de Fisiologia, Preclínicas Victoria de Girón, Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, Habana, Cuba
Behav Brain Res 154:255-9. 2004b>Yawning, a phylogenetic behavior, present in reptiles, birds and mammals, has been studied for several decades, but to date its physiological function is still unknown...
- Effects of D3-preferring agonists 7-OH-PIPAT and PD-128,907 on motor behaviors and place conditioningT V Khroyan
Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 1104, USA
Behav Pharmacol 8:65-74. 1997..Locomotion, sniffing, and yawning were measured following the first and last drug injections...
- Yawning/cortical activation induced by microinjection of histamine into the paraventricular nucleus of the ratYoshinari Seki
Department of Physiology, Toho University School of Medicine, 5 21 16 Omori nishi, Ohta ku, Tokyo 143 8540, Japan
Behav Brain Res 134:75-82. 2002The effects of microinjection of histamine into the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus on yawning responses were investigated in anesthetized, spontaneously breathing rats...
- Adulthood nicotine treatment alleviates behavioural impairments in rats neonatally treated with quinpirole: possible roles of acetylcholine function and neurotrophic factor expressionRussell W Brown
Department of Psychology, East Tennessee State University, 100 C R Drive, P O Box 70649, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
Eur J Neurosci 19:1634-42. 2004..Nicotine alleviates both cognitive and skilled reaching impairments caused by increases in D(2) sensitivity, but the mechanism through which nicotine is acting is currently unknown...
- Potentiation of penile erection and yawning responses to apomorphine by cannabinoid receptor antagonist in ratsGeorge E Da Silva
Departamento de Farmacologia, Centro de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
Neurosci Lett 349:49-52. 2003..SR 141716A (N-(piperidin-1-yl)-5-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxyamide) on penile erection and yawning induced by apomorphine was investigated in rats. SR 141716A (2 mg/kg, i.p...
- Carmoxirole is able to reduce amisulpride-induced hyperprolactinemia without affecting its central effectGiorgio Marchese
Neuroscienze S c a r l, Cagliari, Italy
Eur J Pharmacol 447:109-14. 2002Prolactin blood level and apomorphine-induced yawning were studied in rats treated with the substituted benzamide amisulpride in association with bromocriptine or carmoxirole; two dopamine D(2) receptor agonists with high or low ..
- The apomorphine test: a biological marker for heroin dependence disorder?José Guardia
Addictive Behavior Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, C San Antonio Maria Claret no 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
Addict Biol 7:421-6. 2002..Apomorphine-induced yawning rates were investigated in three different groups; heroin-dependent patients stabilized on d-propoxiphene, heroin-..
- Cortical arousal induced by microinjection of orexins into the paraventricular nucleus of the ratIkuko Sato-Suzuki
Department of Physiology, Toho University School of Medicine, 5 21 16 Omori nishi, Ota ku, Tokyo 143 8540, Japan
Behav Brain Res 128:169-77. 2002..of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in anesthetized, spontaneously breathing rats, and cortical arousal and yawning responses were assessed...
- Reduction of drug-induced yawning and penile erection and of noncontact erections in male rats by the activation of GABAA receptors in the paraventricular nucleus: involvement of nitric oxideMaria Rosaria Melis
Bernard B Brodie Department of Neuroscience, University of Cagliari, S P Monserrato Sestu, Km 0 700, 09042 Monserrato CA, Italy
Eur J Neurosci 15:852-60. 2002..into the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus on drug-induced (apomorphine, oxytocin and NMDA) yawning and penile erection, and on the increase in the concentration of NO2- and NO3- occurring in the paraventricular ..
- Bombesin decreases yawning in a high-yawning subline of Sprague-Dawley ratsMarilú Díaz-Romero
Instituto de Fisiologia, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Apdo Postal 406, Puebla, PUE 72000, Mexico
Pharmacol Biochem Behav 71:103-9. 2002..001, 0.005, 0.1 and 1.0 microg/2 microl on yawning, grooming and other behavioral correlates in two inbred strains of male rats...
- Dopamine D2 agonist priming in intact and dopamine-lesioned ratsRichard M Kostrzewa
Department of Pharmacology, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
Neurotox Res 6:457-62. 2004....
- Genotype-dependent effect of ACTH1-24 on grooming and yawning in two inbred strains of ratsJose R Eguibar
Instituto de Fisiologia, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Apdo Postal 406 Puebla, Pue CP 72000, Mexico
Neuropeptides 38:283-8. 2004..administration of ACTH1-24 increases the duration of grooming episodes and the frequency of yawning in rats...
- An assessment of the effects of serotonin 6 (5-HT6) receptor antagonists in rodent models of learningMark D Lindner
Department of Neuroscience, Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, 5 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT 06492, USA
J Pharmacol Exp Ther 307:682-91. 2003..The results of our experiments are not consistent with previous reports that suggested that 5-HT6 antagonists might have therapeutic potential for cognitive disorders...
- Enhanced binding of dopamine D1 receptors in caudate-putamen subregions in High-Yawning Sprague-Dawley ratsMarilú Díaz-Romero
Instituto de Fisiologia, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 72570 Puebla, PUE Mexico
Synapse 56:69-73. 2005Previous reports have shown that the inbred High-Yawning (HY) and Low-Yawning (LY) rats differ in several behavioral characteristics related to mesolimbic and nigrostriatal dopamine (DA) function...
- Yawning in acute anterior circulation strokeOliver C Singer
Department of Neurology, JW Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Schleusenweg 2 16, D 60528 Frankfurt Main, Germany
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:1253-4. 2007Pathological yawning can be a clinical sign in disorders affecting the brainstem...
- Video assessment of yawning induced by sublingual apomorphine in migraineE Del Bene
Institute of Internal Medicine and Therapy IV, University of Florence, Italy
Headache 34:536-8. 1994..placebo-controlled study was carried out in 14 migraineous outpatients and 8 control subjects to assess yawning response to 0.25 mg of sublingual apomorphine, a dopamine receptor agonist, by means of an audiovisual technique...
- [Yawning: from birth to senescence]Olivier Walusinski
Médecine Générale, Brou
Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil 4:39-46. 2006b>Yawning is one of the most under-appreciated behaviors. It is a stereotyped and often repetitive motor act, characterized by gaping of the mouth accompanied by a long inspiration, a brief acme followed by a short expiration...
- Yawning...and why yawns are contagious: a theory on evolution and atavismHari Prasad
Med Hypotheses 71:307. 2008
- ROLE OF FORKHEAD PROTEINS IN INSULIN ACTIONDomenico Accili; Fiscal Year: 2013..transcription factors of the Foxo sub-family as effectors of insulin action on gene expression has filled a yawning gap in our knowledge of insulin signaling, and has identified a cellular biological mechanism linking Insulin ..
- Genetics of Normal Human Variation: Implications for DiseaseELIZABETH TRILBY CIRULLI; Fiscal Year: 2013..face recognition, auditory pitch discrimination, night vision abilities, and susceptibility to contagious yawning in our participants...
- Solvent-free engineering of a shape-specific osteochondral TMJ condyleMICHAEL SCOTT DETAMORE; Fiscal Year: 2010..10 million Americans, causing agonizing pain and difficulty in simple activities such as eating, talking, and yawning. An exciting potential solution is tissue engineering, which aims to replace TMJ structures ravaged from trauma ..
- DOPAMINE D2 RECEPTORS IN PRIMATE MODELS OF COCAINE ABUSEMichael A Nader; Fiscal Year: 2012..with the highest D3 affinity will show agonist-like effects on unconditioned behaviors such as drug-induced yawning and locomotor activity...
- 2nd TMJ Bioengineering ConferenceMICHAEL DETAMORE; Fiscal Year: 2009..10 million Americans, causing agonizing pain and difficulty in simple activities such as eating, talking, and yawning. The purpose of this conference is to develop identify areas of research need and formally present these high ..
- MASSAGE EFFECTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIV-EXPOSED BABIESTiffany Field; Fiscal Year: 1993..will be given, and sleep/wake behaviors (including stress behaviors such as facial grimaces, clenched fists, and yawning) will be recorded and heart rate monitored on the first and last days of the study to assess sleep/wake ..
- MASSAGING HIV-1-EXPOSED INFANTSFRANK SCAFIDI; Fiscal Year: 1993..Sleep/wake behaviors (including stress behaviors such as facial grimaces, clenched fists and yawning) will be recorded and heart rate will be monitored on the first and last days of the study period to assess sleep/..
- in vivo characterization of D2/D3 agonists & antagonistsGregory Collins; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- "Nicotine: Potential therapies and possible pitfalls"Russell Brown; Fiscal Year: 2004..Additionally, we plan a final roundtable discussion with all speakers to discuss the commonalities of the positive effects, underlying mechanisms, and adverse effects of nicotine as a potential therapy. ..
- Rhesus Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Serotonin NeuronsCYNTHIA BETHEA; Fiscal Year: 2007..The knowledge obtained from this work will lead to novel treatments for psychoneuropathologies. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- OVARIAN STEROID REGULATION OF SEROTONIN IN PRIMATESCYNTHIA LOUISE BETHEA; Fiscal Year: 2010..Altogether, we will show that ovarian steroids support serotonin neuron survival and we will provide pivotal underlying genomic mechanisms. ..
- Immortalized Human Cavernosal Endothelial CellsHunter Wessells; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- INTERNET NEUROSCIENCE RESOURCE - PHASE IIEric Chudler; Fiscal Year: 2002..An Internet version of the Neuroscience Resource will continue to be available. An on-line survey and analysis of daily use log files will determine how the Internet Neuroscience Resource is utilized. ..
- Nocardia: A Novel Environmental Agent For Parkinsonism?Peter LeWitt; Fiscal Year: 2003..These outcomes will be significant because they should add to our understanding of the neurodegenerative process in PD, and could lead to improved means of diagnosis and treatment for individuals with this disorder. ..
- Southeastern Michigan Parkinson's Disease ProgramPeter LeWitt; Fiscal Year: 2006..This application also discusses concepts for three pharmacological agents that could be investigated in pilot studies and, if promising, in multicenter clinical trials for assessing neuroprotection. ..
- Neural Melanocortin Signaling and Erectile FunctionHunter Wessells; Fiscal Year: 2005..The findings may allow us to develop receptor-specific therapeutic strategies, which may ultimately be beneficial to men and women with sexual dysfunction. ..
- Basal ganglia modulation of trigeminal intralaminar nuclei thalamic activityEric Chudler; Fiscal Year: 2007..These studies will help explain the complex sensory symptoms exhibited by patients with PD and may suggest new treatment strategies to alleviate such pain. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- GENE THERAPY OF DIABETIC PENILE ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTIONHunter Wessells; Fiscal Year: 2004..Such a strategy may ultimately be beneficial to men with ED due to diabetes as well as smoking, hypercholesterolemia, and aging. ..
- BEHAVIORAL PHARMACOLOGY OF OPIOIDSCHARLES FRANCE; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- GHB abuse: chemistry and neurobiologyCHARLES FRANCE; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..