18 February 2013

Can You Watch This Video Without Yawning?

Have you ever wondered why you yawn simply by looking at someone who is in the process of yawning themselves? No one is quite sure why this happens but one thing is for sure – watch the video above and the chances are you will be yawning within a minute.  I know I was. That was something of a relief because I read somewhere that contagious yawners score lower on the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire which was designed to see if people had somewhat altered perceptions of reality which could lead to paranoia. So, phew.

I am sure that if you watched the video and didn’t yawn, however, that it does not mean you are inevitably heading for a psychotic break.

The video was created by Daniel Mercadante using found footage from the internet.