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starbuqzz asked:
"Why is yawning contagious?"

science:

Mirror neurons, These are neurons with a curious property: they fire both when you do something, but also when you observe the same action in others. Much speculation surrounds the functional role of mirror neurons, and in particular how they might factor into developing empathy, and whether defects in the mirror neuron system could contribute to autistic spectrum disorders, which are characterized by poor cognitive empathy.

In this instance, we’re seeing a primitive kind of “motor empathy,” which might underlie cognitive empathy, our ability to understand others’ thoughts, feelings, motivations and so on from their outward behavior. Brodmann’s area 9, a part of the mirror neuron system in the brain, lit up when test subjects engaged in contagious yawning. This area of the brain has also been implicated in mentalizing, i.e., precisely in understanding other people’s mental states. Interestingly, in people with Major Depressive Disorder, we have found neurons in this area to be smaller, and glia—the support cells which are more numerous than neurons, and increasingly are understood to play more than just a passive role in thought—to be fewer and further between.

It remains to be seen exactly what role mirror neurons play in human empathy, but they’re certainly interesting. It’s fascinating that not only we can automatically do something because we saw someone else do it; this automatic act is caused by parts of our perfectly healthy brain not being able to distinguish between ourselves and our fellow human beings.


alaskastardust:

I HAVE MADE A MISTAKE

alaskastardust:

I HAVE MADE A MISTAKE


❝Ozil probably assisted the nurses at his own birth.❞
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comicbookparody:

X-Men First Class: Canon Demands it

By Kathy Vicki


tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.



ivyarchive:

"I am so exciting. To be here." (x)


stargazer295:

James to play in the Celtic FC Foundation Charity Game, September 7th!! Tickets are already on sale now and appear to be limited, so act quickly! Celtic FC Foundation and Charity Game Ticket info below: “PAUL McStay will make a more than… welcome return to Paradise when his Maestros take on Rio Ferdinand’s All-Stars in the MAESTRIO match, sponsored by Flip, on Sunday, September 7. Stars of stage and screen such as James McAvoy and Martin Compston will also be appearing while there will also be a few names that McStay shared the hallowed turf of Paradise with back in the day – Frank McAvennie, Tom Boyd, Tosh McKinlay, Peter Grant, Simon Donnelly and Jackie McNamara among them.”http://www.celticfc.net/news/6244
 Tickets are on sale now  Charity Match Sun, Sept 7, 2014 Kick-off 14:00 Tickets for this match are on general sale priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. Tickets are available to purchase ONLINE by calling 0871 226 1888* or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office Tickets are also available in the following retail outlets:- Argyle Street Sauchiehall Street Clydebank Coatbridge East Kilbride ** Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent. Mobile and other provider charges may vary.**http://www.celticfc.net/tickets Celtic FC Foundation: “Celtic Football Club was formed to significantly change the lives and wellbeing of local people in Glasgow’s East End who lived in severe poverty and lacked opportunity and education. Our priority is to provide assistance to those who face daily challenges within our key priority areas; Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty. In addition we offer support in the form of delivery and/or partnership to external charities and other organisations who offer value in the community and whose principles fit within these key priority areas. We aim to: 1. Improve Health 2. Promote Equality 3. Encourage Learning 4. Tackle Poverty We uphold and promote the charitable principles and heritage of Celtic Football Club and in doing so, Celtic FC Foundation delivers change and purpose to the Celtic Family and beyond”“Celtic FC Foundation, Football for Good”For more information on the Celtic FC Foundation please visit: - http://www.celticfc.net/charity/about
 

stargazer295:

James to play in the Celtic FC Foundation Charity Game, September 7th!!

Tickets are already on sale now and appear to be limited, so act quickly! Celtic FC Foundation and Charity Game Ticket info below:

“PAUL McStay will make a more than welcome return to Paradise when his Maestros take on Rio Ferdinand’s All-Stars in the MAESTRIO match, sponsored by Flip, on Sunday, September 7.

Stars of stage and screen such as James McAvoy and Martin Compston will also be appearing while there will also be a few names that McStay shared the hallowed turf of Paradise with back in the day – Frank McAvennie, Tom Boyd, Tosh McKinlay, Peter Grant, Simon Donnelly and Jackie McNamara among them.”

http://www.celticfc.net/news/6244

 Tickets are on sale now

Charity Match
Sun, Sept 7, 2014
Kick-off 14:00

Tickets for this match are on general sale priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. Tickets are available to purchase ONLINE by calling 0871 226 1888* or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office

Tickets are also available in the following retail outlets:-

Argyle Street

Sauchiehall Street

Clydebank

Coatbridge

East Kilbride

** Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent. Mobile and other provider charges may vary.**

http://www.celticfc.net/tickets


Celtic FC Foundation:

“Celtic Football Club was formed to significantly change the lives and wellbeing of local people in Glasgow’s East End who lived in severe poverty and lacked opportunity and education.

Our priority is to provide assistance to those who face daily challenges within our key priority areas; Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty. In addition we offer support in the form of delivery and/or partnership to external charities and other organisations who offer value in the community and whose principles fit within these key priority areas.

We aim to:
1. Improve Health
2. Promote Equality
3. Encourage Learning
4. Tackle Poverty

We uphold and promote the charitable principles and heritage of Celtic Football Club and in doing so, Celtic FC Foundation delivers change and purpose to the Celtic Family and beyond”

“Celtic FC Foundation, Football for Good”

For more information on the Celtic FC Foundation please visit: - http://www.celticfc.net/charity/about

rabbitglitter:

This is how you know White people are responsible for the definitions in dictionaries. 


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jynxwrites:

lauriehalseanderson:

My bizarre linguistics addiction wants to lick this poster to suck up the wordnerd goodness.

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