The brain discriminates between sensory stimulations that are self-induced and those that are externally realized. That much has been empirically established as fact. The theory behind it is that the human nervous system has evolved to filter sensations less important to survival, e.g. routine ones originating from your own conscious acts, and those that may be critical, i.e. that you do not deliberately create.
Well that isn't entirely true. My feet are very ticklish and if I have to scratch a spot on the bottom of my foot, it is really difficult. But as far as most of being tickled, I think it is about lack of control. If someone tickles you, you have no control over where, or how hard, or when they will stop and that adds to the sensation, I think.
You've never met Ken Dodd, have you? 'How tickled I am!' is his most famous quotation, and his weapon of choice is his 'tickling stick' (a feather duster in the shape of a 'lollipop'). I daresay he spends his time between gigs laughing his head off (especially at the tax man, after he got away with pleading ignorance about certain factors in his finances)!
I've tickled myself often enough, but your Hubs tickle me more.
by LensMan999 5 years ago
Is it possible to tickle yourself?I never had such a feeling. But when another person tickles me I jump at a once. Why is it so?
by Known4Hubs 7 years ago
Why can't we tickle ourselves?
by F.B. Spannigan 7 years ago
Why do you think my friend is mad?I have a friend and shes mad because i tickled her (in a friendly, non perverted way, you know joking around) in public (not too public, but just where people were around) and people were laughing at us and she got mad and ran away and she dosent...
by Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago
Can you describe the happiest person that you know and why you think they are happy?It can be you,
by amberlybites 2 years ago
Why do men INSIST on tickling their girlfriends?
by PhoenixV 6 years ago
Why Do People Laugh When Tickled?Why do humans laugh when tickled? What is going on that humans get a reaction like that from being tickled?
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