Why can't you tickle yourself?

@article{Blakemore2000WhyCY,
  title={Why can't you tickle yourself?},
  author={Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Daniel M. Wolpert and Christopher D. Frith},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 11},
  pages={
          R11-6
        }
}
It is well known that you cannot tickle yourself. Here, we discuss the proposal that such attenuation of self-produced tactile stimulation is due to the sensory predictions made by an internal forward model of the motor system. A forward model predicts the sensory consequences of a movement based on the motor command. When a movement is self-produced, its sensory consequences can be accurately predicted, and this prediction can be used to attenuate the sensory effects of the movement. Studies… CONTINUE READING

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