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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.

science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/question511.htm

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.

mentalfloss.com/article/55043/why-cant-you-tickle-yourself

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 ...

www.bbc.com/future/story/20150109-why-you-cant-tickle-yourself

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 ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3550909/Why-T-tickle-s-one-Nature-s-quirks-science-fascinated-Aristotle-Freud.html

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.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-cant-a-person-tickle

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 ...

www.sciencealert.com/the-scientific-reason-you-can-t-tickle-yourself

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 ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Why+Can%27t+You+Tickle+Yourself%3F&v=QqzCr7J7YW8
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: ...

www.rd.com/culture/why-cant-you-tickle-yourself

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

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Why+Can%27t+You+Tickle+Yourself%3F&v=LzGT3ICgB7A
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!