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Old 12-01-2019, 03:28 PM
armedmonkey is offline
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Location: St. Simon's Island, GA
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Why can't you tickle yourself?

I'll tell you why this question occurred to me, I'm an ICU Nurse and I was evaluating an anoxic brain injury patient and looking at her Babinski reflexes. You swipe the bottom of the foot and the toes curl. But here's the thing, if I do that to me, it doesn't work. Knowing that brought me to the question. I mean, I can't tickle myself either, but I can be tickled, and my motor reflexes (like the Babinski) will work if somebody else provides the stimulus. Why is that? Why is the outside stimulant the factor here?
Cheeze it! It's the cops!
Old 12-01-2019, 03:43 PM
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