New York Times Video and Mimetic Theory Part 1: The Contagion of Yawning and the Social Glue

It just so happens that middle schoolers and the New York Times are asking the same question: “Why is yawning contagious?” Unfortunately, the New York Times doesn’t answer the question in their video. The closest it gets to an answer is to say, “Scientists see this yawning as part of the social glue that holds [Read More…]