Why Are We Ticklish?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Why in the world are people ticklish? And why does it make us laugh so hard? Anthony explores the evolutionary roots of our ticklishness.

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Tickles Trigger Different Area Of The Brain Than Laughter Alone

“It’s certainly interesting how one part of our brain can trigger various emotions. However, when it comes to matters of laughter, scientists have discovered that there’s something silly about the different types.”

Exploration Of The Neural Correlates Of Ticklish Laughter By Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

“The burst of laughter that is evoked by tickling is a primitive form of vocalization.”

Brain Area For Ticklish Laughter Found

“A laugh that prompts you to cry out, “That tickles!” activates different brain areas than a laugh not provoked by tickling, a new study from Germany suggests.”

Why Do People Laugh When They Get Tickled?

“Touch is an extremely powerful thing. The reassuring caresses, squeezes and hugs exchanged between lovers and friends generate powerful physical and emotional responses.”

What Is The Hypothalamus?

“The hypothalamus is a small but important part of the brain.”


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william Solimene July 7, 2018 - 11:49 AM


ETokyo ♥︎ August 17, 2018 - 7:21 AM

Why what are they do that that doesn’t make sense at all

Little Princess Gudiya August 29, 2018 - 10:08 PM

I have Ticklish all over my body 😂😂😂😂😆😆😆😆😆

Lisha Marlar September 2, 2018 - 9:06 AM

I like my feet tickled because it relaxes me!

KennyTheDirtEater October 27, 2018 - 8:07 AM

I am ticklish, but if my friend isnt, then does that mean she’s invincible?

ParZival November 5, 2018 - 9:46 AM

I'm surprised no one in the comments mentioned genitals. For me that is my deadly spot. My girlfriend always tickles my penis and I laugh so hard I orgasm.

Gary Johnson November 15, 2018 - 1:28 PM

My feet are very hyper ticklish

mine clash December 23, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Fala italiano

Sue Carruthers March 11, 2019 - 10:40 AM

I'm ticklish just about every were too. but I think I'm more ticklish on my stomach belly button ribs feet. Lol.

Sue Carruthers March 11, 2019 - 10:40 AM

most of my friends know I'm ticklish I'm in trouble.

Devyn dubray April 9, 2019 - 1:34 AM

One time I was at a birthday party and my three friends sat down on my legs we were just sitting there until one of them who was sitting on my feet moved over and my feet were exposed she said to my two other friends don’t get off her legs and she tickled me for 5 minutes I am the smallest out of the group so I couldn’t push them off I was giggling so much and then she found my tickle spot between my toes and I started to scream and try to kick it tickled so much now all my friends know my tickle spot

Summer_ GamerGirl April 9, 2019 - 4:58 PM

I'm insanely ticklish all over my body and i hate being tickled

× • cedar • × July 1, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Oh god if you do so as even TOUCH my hip I'm going to go INSANE.

Vincent Perry August 11, 2019 - 4:30 AM

Who says "Being tickled is miserable"? I love it!

Mark Rodriguez January 30, 2020 - 4:55 AM

Mostly on my feet but don't come by to tickle me.

Zac Cummings February 15, 2020 - 4:52 PM


Eamon F April 3, 2020 - 6:56 AM

I hate being tickled but I love tickling other people

Daku June 11, 2020 - 1:27 AM

I am so extremly ticklish on my soles if someone touch them i gonna die

Thechugg Walker June 28, 2020 - 1:58 PM

I can tickle myself with only a feather but I have a plastic windmill and I will start crying of laughter when run on my face 😂

Faze Grant TV January 3, 2021 - 4:42 PM

I used to be not ticklish but now I am I don't know why

Unknown Whiteguy January 6, 2021 - 3:23 AM

I'm 37 and I'm still very very ticklish all over. When younger my uncle used to give me tickling torture all the time.

JägerMeister June 16, 2021 - 3:19 AM

Not really a ticklish person. And anyone who tries to prove me wrong gets either a dislocated arm, or a broken nose for their curiosity