Interplay between yawning and vigilance: a review of the experimental evidence

Guggisberg, Adrian G; Mathis, Johannes; Hess, Christian W (2010). Interplay between yawning and vigilance: a review of the experimental evidence. Frontiers of neurology and neuroscience, 28, pp. 47-54. Basel: Karger

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Yawning is a phylogenetically old behavior of ubiquitous occurrence. The origin and function of this conspicuous phenomenon have been subject to speculation for centuries. A widely held hypothesis posits that yawning increases the arousal level during sleepiness; thus, providing a homeostatic regulation of vigilance.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Guggisberg, Adrian; Mathis, Johannes and Hess, Christian Walter

ISSN:

1660-4431

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:08

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:19

PubMed ID:

20357462

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/366 (FactScience: 197865)

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