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Dogs Catch the Yawns from People

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LONDON -- Atsushi Senju and colleagues at London's Birkbeck College performed a study that proves that dogs are skilled at reading human social cues. While it was thought that contagious yawning was only evident in humans and chimpanzees, it turns out that dogs are highly sensitive to yawning after observing a person doing so. This could be linked to a dog's capacity for empathy. For more of the story click here.

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