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Scientists think that the reason we can't tickle ourselves is because our cerebellum, which is the part of our brain that monitors our movements, is trained to anticipate contact from our own hands.


Tickling yourself is a lot harder than it seems. Have you ever wondered why you cannot tickle yourself? Find out why self-tickling seems impossible.


Feb 12, 2014 ... It's darn near impossible to tickle yourself, and the mechanics behind the non- phenomenon of self-tickling are pretty straightforward: Your ...


Jan 9, 2015 ... It's almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, says David Robson, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and ...


Apr 20, 2016 ... Tickling can provoke a baby's first laugh and provide erotic sensations. But it's a bizarre phenomenon that still intrigues scientists.


Aug 4, 2003 ... When you try to tickle yourself, the cerebellum predicts the sensation and this prediction is used to cancel the response of other brain areas to ...


Jul 8, 2016 ... Stop everything you're doing, and try to tickle yourself. Impossible, right? That's actually pretty weird when you think about it, because ...

Jul 28, 2015 ... It's almost impossible to trick your brain so you can tickle yourself. Unless you're schizophrenic… Learn more at HowStuffWorks.com: ...


Simply put: you can't tickle yourself because your brain is even more amazing than you thought.

Apr 18, 2017 ... You might be susceptible to “tickle attacks,” but have you ever wondered why you can't tickle yourself? SciShow is nominated for a Webby!