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Relieve an Itch Without a Scratch! Here's How You Do It

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  January 31, 2014 at 3:13 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Thanks to a new research, there is now a perfect way to get rid of that annoying itch without scratching it.
 Relieve an Itch Without a Scratch! Here's How You Do It
Relieve an Itch Without a Scratch! Here's How You Do It
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The technique, inspired by the rubber hand illusion, involves using a mirror to manipulate the perception of our own bodies by the brain and fooling people into feeling relief from an itch by scratching the wrong place, the Daily Express reported.

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According to New Scientist magazine, the team at University of Lubeck calculated that the fake scratch provided around a quarter of the relief from a real one.

The study proves that visual signals to the brain can override messages from the body if there is a mismatch between them.

Source: ANI
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