Can I stop this type of coughing?
May 19, 2007 3:10 PM Subscribe
Can you stop
being affected by the contagiousness of yawns and coughs? Especially coughs?
posted by Many bubbles to science & nature (3 answers total)
I don't really care about the yawning thing, but that's the kind of contagiousness I mean. (And apparently "sympathetic" means something else here.)
But whenever someone in my hearing range coughs or clears their throat, I feel like doing the same. It gets really annoying when I'm around someone who's doing it every thirty seconds. I can suppress the impulse, but I still feel it.