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Biopsychologist Andrew Gallup, an assistant professor of psychology at SUNY Oneonta, uses thermal imaging equipment to monitor minute changes in the internal temperatures of budgies. Gallup has done several studies supporting the theory that yawning is a mechanism to cool the brain, thereby promoting mental processing efficiency and alertness. The goal of this current research is to investigate potential changes in skull temperature that surround yawns in both humans and budgerigars. (Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), are also known as parakeets).<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  4/27/2015<br />
File#:  Canon — Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital camera frame B05527
Biopsychologist Andrew Gallup, an assistant professor of psychology at SUNY Oneonta, uses thermal imaging equipment to monitor minute changes in the internal temperatures of budgies. Gallup has done several studies supporting the theory that yawning is a mechanism to cool the brain, thereby promoting mental processing efficiency and alertness. The goal of this current research is to investigate potential changes in skull temperature that surround yawns in both humans and budgerigars....
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