Curious Kids: Why are we ticklish?
In this article in The Conversation, Cognitive Science's Associate Professor Anina Rich and Professor Mark Williams respond to Magali's (age 10) question: Why are people ticklish and why are different people ticklish in different places?
People have asked this question for years. Lots of scientists have thought they knew the answer but then other scientists have found they were wrong. The real answer is that scientists still don’t really know why we are ticklish.
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Content owner: Department of Cognitive Science Last updated: 05 Jun 2019 8:57am