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Why are we ticklish?

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What’s up with ticklishness? And are other animals ticklish, too? SciShow has the answers!

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Why do we laugh when we are tickled? - BBC
What is it about a tickle that makes us giggle? And why can’t we tickle ourselves? Greg Foot explains all.

Why Are People Ticklish? - Healthline
Some people are so ticklish they laugh or cringe at the slightest touch or at the anticipation of being tickled. Others don’t crack a smile. Why do some people respond to the tickle response, and others don’t?
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