January 07, 2006

Yawning Contagion Revisited

In the next Imponderables book, I'm going to include a section of Updates. Most of the entries consist of new developments in Imponderables and Frustables I've already tackled. One of my favorite Frustables is "Why Is Yawning Contagious?" There has been an explosion of research on this subject in the last ten years, but the work of psychologist Robert Provine, which I chronicled in When Do Fish Sleep?, has been largely vindicated.

While working on this update, I stumbled upon this site. Ya gotta love the Web.