Scientists now claim humans yawn to cool down the brain

By Shawn Knight
Mar 12, 2014
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  1. Yawning - it's something that happens on a semi-regular basis for most and is typically associated with being tired. The act was commonly thought to draw more oxygen into the lungs to make you feel less tired but new research...

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  2. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 194   +24

    Couldn't watch that video without yawning.
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  3. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 994   +149

    Damn, I need a new heatsink to cool down my brains before the zombies notice my over-heating brains.
  4. abysal

    abysal Newcomer, in training Posts: 59   +8

    Pff I yawn because it feels good.
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,325   +424 Staff Member

    That’s upsetting I hardly ever yawn. Time to start using my brain to see if I hit the thermal throttle aka yawning.
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  6. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 994   +149

    unused brain? :) peace!
  7. Vikash Tirkey

    Vikash Tirkey Newcomer, in training

    And teachers used to thought that I yawn because I don't pay attention in my class.
  8. 1. I think a LOT. 2. The Video was not exciting. 3. I do not have Autism, ADD, etc.
    4. I Program Computers and do Tech Support, sometimes 18 hours a day (I try to avoid that when I can).

    I guess the yawn-o-meter needs to go up to 100 for some of us. I do yawn from time to time
  9. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,207   +74

    Mmmm... this is odd, I've never yawned when I'm head on something, that explains a lot :p

    Couldn't watch the video from the company computer *yawn*
  10. After watch the video, now I think I can make use of my unused Corsair H80 again.. :D
  11. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,117   +232

    So if I yawn non stop my brain would freeze? ... xD
     
  12. If you want to break the world record or become smarter than Einstein, then use LN2 when you overclocking your brain :D
  13. Bogus yawn research is performed to get cool government grant money.
  14. cmbjive

    cmbjive TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 495   +82

    If that's true why does yawning accompany a desire to sleep?


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