Brains On! Why Does Tickling Make You Laugh?

Can you tickle yourself? Probably not.

Almost everybody is ticklish, but what’s happening to us is a bit of a mystery. We talk to a neuroscientist about how our skin and brain are connected, and a paleoanthropologist about why it make us a laugh.

 

Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families from American Public Media.


Anatomy & Physiology, Neuroscience
K-6, Middle School

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