Yawning and pitch changes?
If I yawn while listening to or playing music, the pitch of the music as I hear it changes considerably for the duration of the yawn. Has anyone else encountered this? I’ve asked some friends and they think I’m nuts. I even wrote to New Scientist magazine about this, but received no reply.
The effect seems to be stronger when listening to or playing stringed instruments.
Could it be something to do with the way a yawn stretches the muscles around the jaw and some parts of the ear or inner-ear? Any ideas?
PS The yawns are normally caused by tiredness and not boredom.
PPS This is not a wind-up.