A new model sheds light on the evolutionary origins of empathy and other associated phenomena. The model explains observed patterns of emotional cognition between social group members.
Perceptual ability is more closely related to contagious yawning than empathy, researchers find.
The neural basis for a preference of yawning is apparent in babies as young as 5 months.
According to a new study, those with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to react to a contagious yawn as their more empathetic peers.
According to a new Current Biology study, contagious yawning is triggered by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex.