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Dogs can "infect" a yawn

August 6 2008

Scientists from the UK found that dogs yawn followed by their masters.

Most involved in the study dogs yawn in response, when people close to them yawning or just open your mouth, simulating a yawn. In the experiment, were involved representatives of various breeds - Dobermans, Yorkshire terriers, Labradors, dachshunds, spaniels, and others. Scholars have noted that dogs have the ability to empathize, although canine empathy - empathy is in elemental form.

According to the head of an experiment of Dr. Atsushi Senju, contagious yawning can be passed on from master to the dog. This means that the relationship between man and his best friend can be much stronger than we think.

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