In the thick of it he slowly raised his nose and yawned
. Nor, because it came up slowly, and because Collins had anticipated the yawn
by being one thought ahead of Hannibal in Hannibal's own brain, was the nose rapped.
As she said this she yawned
tremendously, and in a moment had put on the appearance of a fearfully ugly troll.
"Vronsky?" said Stepan Arkadyevitch, checking his yawn
; "he's in Petersburg.
She then yawned
again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest for some amusement; when hearing her brother mentioning a ball to Miss Bennet, she turned suddenly towards him and said:
Yet the Shovel was practically deserted, and the Virgin, standing by the stove, yawned with uncovered mouth and said to Charley Bates:-
"Then it must be the whole camp," she said with an air of finality and with another yawn.
"Take a short nap ..even a 5-10 min nap can sometimes rewire your brain circuitry stopping the cycle of yawns
Very little is known about why we yawn
. It happens when we are tired, which may be because yawns
are triggered by certain brain chemicals that induce sleep.
The study showed an interesting paradox: stimuli that trigger contagious yawns
in real life did the same in virtual reality, but stimuli that suppress yawns
in real life did not.
Q: The 7-year-old in our family has discovered yawns
are "catching," and he just loves it when he can get his daddy to start yawning, too.
NYT Syndicate The 'contagiousness' of yawns
may be rooted in primitive brain reflexes, British researchers report.
In one experiment, researchers asked the participants to try and stifle their yawns
while viewing yawn
videos or just yawn
freely if they were unable to do so.