I must be very empathetic, because when I look at the image of this dog,
I yawn. I can't even help myself! It's no wonder that contagious
yawning is a path used by social scientists to measure empathy -
vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, and even attitudes of
another. Baboons and chimps are champs at empathy, especially with
members of their own family or group; but what about dogs?