Tickling is just a little bit of fun, right? Well that is until the point when you can’t stop or smack your knee against the wall.
What’s more, the tickler goes for similar spots – under arms, feet or ribs. As if they’ve done it a million times.
Yet, imagine a scenario in which we revealed to you that there could be a logical clarification behind it.
So for what reason you’re so sensitive – well with regards to your armpits in any event.
We went over a Reddit thread which claims that sensitive armpits have evolved because we have a major artery there.
As children we protected our under arm zone…
All jokes aside we went over something that appeared more genuine.
One Reddit user said: “We have ticklish armpits (at least most humans), because the skin is so soft and not accustomed to a lot of ‘hard’ friction or stress.
“Additionally, a great many nerves responsible for physical feeling are located there, hence the nerves are extra responsive to a foreign touch. So to speak.”
And the weird thing that makes sense is you can never tickle yourself… bet you’re trying to now, aren’t you?
The user continued: “Such nerves can be conditioned, or may not even be developed evenly over the course of ones live and are developed differently from person to person.
“Thus not all persons are ticklish under their armpits, or at their balls for that matter. Same applies to every other body region.”
When quizzed about how this theory works for the feet or hands, it was explained:
“Most humans do not have ticklish hands due primarily to the fact that we use them so damn much and so much friction is applied over a lifetime.
“You may find ticklish hands on very old people and very young humans with very soft hands and nerves not accustomed to the requirements of everyday life. The feet work similar, you have a very soft skin underneath.”
So it’s all down to nerves and the softness of our skin in particular areas.
But how can we prevent it – apparently thats a mind game.
Tickling breaks down into two major types: Knismesis – the tingling sensation – and Gargalesis – the squirming, laughing, breath-stealing.
Scientists perceive the reason we laugh is all down to an evolutionary mechanism that’s meant to teach us self-defence.
So if you want to stop being so ticklish you have to use mind over matter and convince yourself that you don’t actually feel ticklish.
For example when walking along hot sand you tell yourself it’s freezing cold to stop your feet from burning.
Take a look at the video clip below:
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