The sensation of being tickled comes from nerve endings in your skin, that when lightly stimulated, send messages to the somatosensory and anterior cingulated cortexes of the brain, which analyze touch and govern pleasant feelings.
Areas of the body that are not often touched by others, such as the underarms and soles of the feet, are the most common ticklish areas.
Some evidence suggests that laughing associated with tickling is a nervous
reaction that can be triggered; indeed, very ticklish people often start laughing ...
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Tickling and laughter (or a smile at the thought of tickling, perhaps) fit together
like a hand in a glove. When we're tickled in the right circumstances and in
Scientists suggest that being ticklish is our defense against creepy crawlies like
spiders and bugs, a physiological response alerting us to a specific type of threat
Jan 14, 2015 ... But what can you do to not be so ticklish? Some people can hardly be touched
without experiencing Gargalesis, but it all comes down to mind ...
Apr 17, 2015 ... Here's the evolutionary purpose of tickling and how to stop yourself from ... with
the tickle response when people attempt to tickle themselves.
Jul 19, 2011 ... Can you really be tickled to death? Who likes being tickled more — men or
women? Where are people most ticklish? Here's everything you ...
May 6, 2012 ... For some, tickling can produce laughter through an anticipation of ... 'tickling', and
why there seems to be a division between people who find it ...
Jul 16, 2014 ... One thing is for sure: It's not because we find it funny. In fact, many people find
tickling very unpleasant. So why does it make us laugh?