MadSci Network: General Biology
Query:

Subject: The ticklingreflex: whts its evolutionary value, + You CAN tickle yoursel

Date: Tue May 1 14:38:36 2001
Posted by Mikael
Grade level: undergrad School: college (engineering and psychology)
City: Bors State/Province: No state entered. Country: Sweden
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 988742316.Gb
Message:

What happens when you react to tickling and whats it evolutionary value (if it 
has one). I dont know if I have sent the question to the right scientists, but 
I think so. I know its psychological (a surprise-effect), but the "reflexes" 
are there anyway, even when you tickle yourself, e.g. under the foot. WHY??
Whats the purpose??
Thank you for a great job!!!



Re: The ticklingreflex: whts its evolutionary value, + You CAN tickle yoursel

Current Queue | Current Queue for General Biology | General Biology archives

Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on General Biology.



MadSci Home | Information | Search | Random Knowledge Generator | MadSci Archives | Mad Library | MAD Labs | MAD FAQs | Ask a ? | Join Us! | Help Support MadSci


MadSci Network, webadmin@www.madsci.org
© 1995-2001. All rights reserved.