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Happy Friday Sci Sluggers.

Here’s another fun fact for your curious brains.

Scientists have recently found that yawning has nothing to do with boredom or tiredness specifically, but rather yawning tries to cool our brains down so we can think a little more clearly. A 2014 study by University of Vienna found that just like a computer or brains work best at a certain temperature, so yawning is a form of thermoregulation in order to cool our brains down to the right temperature. 

Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938414001784

 

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