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Autistic kids don't catch yawns

Yawning isn't contagious for some of the socially impaired.

No one knows why yawning is contagious, but there are new clues as to how it happens. Credit: Punchstock


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Smith, K. Autistic kids don't catch yawns. Nature (2007).

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