Thursday, February 01, 2007

Adi Can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Be a little ticklish

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I think Adi's tickle response is to gargalesis (see below) although scientists are not sure animals besides primates will respond.

But notice her paw trying to make me stop. Granted she does not laugh out loud but she sure does react, always when I tickle her around her neck area.

Knismesis and gargalesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Gargalesis refers to harder, laughter-inducing tickling, and involves the repeated application of high pressure to sensitive areas.[2] This 'heavy tickle' is often associated with play and laughter. The gargalesis type of tickle works on humans and primates, and possibly on other species.[5]


2. Harris, Christine R. (1999): The mystery of ticklish laughter. American Scientist, July–August v87 i4 p344(8).
5. Provine, R. R. (1996): Laughter. American Scientist 84: pp. 38–45.

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How fun! I love your pictures of Adi.
that is cute!

hi to you both! :)
Your blog should be called "ADI'S LITTLE BLOG."
I think she likes it and it feels so good she just can't stand it, so the paw is up there in response to that feeling. Maybe??
Yes, I tickle her other side and she tries to hide with her paw also.
Her tummy she loves me to scratch and she isn't ticklish there.

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