Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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This study investigates contagious yawning in domestic cats towards their owners, looking at potential links with empathy. Results showed no significant difference in yawning between conditions. The solitary nature of wildcats and their shared ancestor, and the unique social behavior in domesticated cats may explain these findings.
Lombardo Aghishian, Ariel M., "Contagious Yawning in the Domestic Cat (Felis catus)" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.