Empathy: This is the reason women yawn more than men

It is well established that people will yawn when they see or hear someone else yawn, or even think or read about yawning
 

Yawning is contagious – that we already know – but now scientists have shown that women are more likely to be infected with a bout of contagious yawning than men for the simple reason that they feel greater empathy towards other people.

It is well established that many individuals will yawn when they see or hear someone else yawn, or when they even think or read about yawning. It is also known that yawning is likely to be more contagious between close friends and family members than between strangers.

Steve Connor