Have you ever wondered why we yawn? Come along to February’s Cafe Scientifique to find out!

YawningYawning consistently poses a conundrum to the medical profession. Myths about why we yawn include helping us breathe better, refreshing our lungs, and gaining more oxygen for the blood stream. In fact, yawning is more of a mystery to us than we first thought; research at Bournemouth University has revealed some curious findings that may lead to new help in the diagnosis of neurological disorders in the future.

Our speaker on this fascinating topic is Dr Simon B N Thompson, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology, Psychology Research Centre & Dementia Institute, Bournemouth University.

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