"Have you ever pondered why we itch in the first place?"

Why we itch

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Sat, Apr 29th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In Ted ED video, educator Emma Bryce explains why we feel itches and how scratching our skin is nothing more than an attempt at fooling our brain.

The average person experiences dozens of individual itches each day. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of an inconvenient itch — but have you ever pondered why we itch in the first place? Is there actually an evolutionary purpose to the itch, or is it simply there to annoy us? Emma Bryce digs deep into the skin to find out.

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