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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.

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.