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itchy
#1
I've been studying itchiness lately.
I'd like to expound on it.

But first:

Are any of you itchy?
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#2
Yes.  Ears.  Inherited it from Mom.

Thanks a lot Mom. Angry
You can lead 'em to knowledge, but you can't make 'em think.
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#3
[Image: 250px-Itchy%26Scratchy.jpg]
"Just be patient, have a rum shot and a smoke and maybe a toke and enjoy the company." - sparks
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#4
Itchy and Scratchy are very different.

According to my notes, the things that scratch you and make you itchy are not itchy themselves.

Or, rather:
Itchiness seems to be in the domain of the mammals.
A certain level of brain development is required to sense itchiness.
And from what I've seen, all mammals are itchy.

And some birds. I guess.
If snakes and turtles are itchy, they lack the ability to express it.


disclaimer:

Just because i am presently itchy, I'm scientifically minded enough that it shouldn't effect my forth-coming hypothesis about itch.
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#5
I hope this doesn't become one of my sciency threads that never manages to get to the point because you people have tales of itchiness and keep interrupting me.

I have a serious hypothesis.
Could be a real head scratcher.

There is a place for humor, but my serious threads aren't one of them. Or even several of them.

So i ask you to do this tiny experiment:

Take notice of the next time you make a random gesture of itchiness.
Maybe one happened while you were reading this?
A subtle swipe of the left fore-arm?
Perhaps a quick touch to the nose?

Itch is a default motion to diffuse awkwardness.
Even dogs resort to it.

And then there are allergies.

(Anyway, I won't tolerate humor in this thread.)

Itchiness is no laughing matter.
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#6
https://youtu.be/14ViwvgtvbA
"Just be patient, have a rum shot and a smoke and maybe a toke and enjoy the company." - sparks
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#7
Yeah, the Faces were a significant force in Brit psychedelia.
Iirc, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood hatched out of the faces.


But let's talk about itchiness:
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#8
(09-05-2019, 07:05 PM)stanky Wrote:  Itchiness seems to be in the domain of the mammals.
A certain level of brain development is required to sense itchiness.

Wow, that's a huge assertion based on nothing at all.





How are spider brains? They appear to scratch itches: http://arachnoboards.com/threads/do-tarantulas-itch.57618/

(09-05-2019, 07:05 PM)stanky Wrote:  And from what I've seen, all mammals are itchy.

From what I've seen, mammals are also covered in fur & folds of skin that are the likeliest places to cause itches. I can't let my hair or beard get beyond a certain length before it drives me crazy with itching.

(09-05-2019, 07:05 PM)stanky Wrote:  And some birds. I guess.
If snakes and turtles are itchy, they lack the ability to express it.





Looks exactly like me with an itchy toe when I have workboots on.

https://ball-pythons.net/forums/showthread.php?235763-Can-snakes-have-an-itch

(09-05-2019, 07:05 PM)stanky Wrote:  disclaimer:

Just because i am presently itchy, I'm scientifically minded enough that it shouldn't effect my forth-coming hypothesis about itch.

Goodo.
Love is... that one person whose freshly-warm toilet seat you don't find disgusting.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3139924/
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(09-05-2019, 10:49 PM)grayman Wrote:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3139924/

I reckon chronic itching must be very high on the list of awful things. I think psoriasis sufferers have just about the worst time you can have, short of dying.
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