Yawning cools brain to boost function

Race and empathy matter on neural level
Race matters on a neurological level when it comes to empathy for African-Americans in distress, according to a new Northwestern University study. In a rare neuroscience look at racial minorities, the study, “Neural Basis of Extraordinary Empathy and Altruistic Motivation,” which was published in the journal NeuroImage, shows that African-Americans showed greater empathy for African-Americans …

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Yawning cools brain to boost function
When she worked in banking, Nana Gigolaeva used to shift her eyes from left to right during her boss’ presentations. “It made me focus so I wouldn’t yawn,” says Gigolaeva, 30, of Walnut Creek, Calif.

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