But Why Would You Even Try?
Focuses on a study in 'Nature Neuroscience,' which shows that a brain area called the cerebellum squelches the tickle sensation.
By Camille Chatterjee published January 1, 1999 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016
Those who squirm at the lightest touch may find comfort in knowing that it'simpossible to tickle yourself. A study in Nature Neuroscience shows that a brain area called the cerebellum squelches the tickle sensation when you're the source so you spend less time making yourself giggle and more time fending off potential attackers.