Saturday, October 13, 2012

Interesting Facts About Tickling

Tickling evokes involuntary laughter in humans by touching a certain body part. Some body parts are more ticklish compared to others and the reason behind it remains unknown. 

Tickling is also used by others for sexual fetishism and the act of tickling is known as "tickle torture". 

A research conducted by Dr Sarah-Jayne Blakemore from London's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience discovered that when robot arms are used in tickling people, the effect is just the same with human arms. 

Both males and females are "ticklish." However, a couple of studies found out that males can be slightly more ticklish compared to women. 

A research led by Dr. M Blagrove from the University of Wales discovered that normal tickling response might not be present in people with schizophrenia. 

Before, tickling was utilized by the ancient Romans as a torture mechanism.  

What's most surprising about tickling is that if a person tickles himself, no laughter or stimulation is produced. 

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