Wake Forest University dermatologists proved that like yawns, itches are visually contagious. They call it “itch transmission”. They had volunteers watch a video of someone else scratching himself, and that alone was enough to make them start scratching. Even when a substance that causes itching was applied to a patch of their skin, they still tended to scratch more on random parts of their bodies, just like the person in the video.
- “Itch Transmission”. I thought that’s what happens when you go out on a date with Charlie Sheen.
- So I guess we can scratch another “scientific mystery” off our list.
- As they say, “Life’s an Itch and Then You Die”.
- This study was sponsored by “Cruex”… Just look for the box with the picture of Roseanne Barr on the front!