Weird nerve endings that make other parts of body tingle?

  • highforthis

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    Apr 12, 2013 2:38 AM GMT
    I've recently discovered what initially felt like a protruding blackhead on my chin, which when scratched/picked at, causes a sharp tingling sensation in a precise spot on the back of my neck. It is exactly like another 1mm diameter red dot/bump on my left knee, which when agitated, causes the exact same sensation in a precise location on my right arm. WTF?
  • MikeW

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    Apr 12, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    I want some of whatever ur smokin'. icon_eek.gif
  • He_Man

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    Apr 12, 2013 4:47 AM GMT

    Maybe you are a synesthete icon_question.gif
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    Apr 12, 2013 6:39 PM GMT
    At the end of your sentence/paragraph/story you said WTF. I agree!
  • neosyllogy

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    Apr 12, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    He_Man said
    Maybe you are a synesthete icon_question.gif

    No. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 12, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    neosyllogy said
    He_Man said
    Maybe you are a synesthete icon_question.gif

    No. icon_smile.gif


    Well it is odd what synesthesia can do. I have it, but I've never heard of this.

    Referred pain perhaps?
  • He_Man

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    Apr 12, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    neosyllogy said
    He_Man said
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    No. icon_smile.gif


    Well it is odd what synesthesia can do. I have it, but I've never heard of this.

    Referred pain perhaps?


    It could fall under either of these two cases of Synesthesia:

    Auditory-tactile synesthesia

    Auditory-tactile synesthesia may originate from birth or acquired sometime in life. It is one of the rarest forms of synesthesia. In a 2008 article, Beauchamp and Ro reported on a patient with a rare infarct restricted to the ventrolateral nucleus of her right thalamus. This infarct had initially resulted in a loss of somatosensory sensation on the contralateral half of the patient's body. Although this deficit completely disappeared within a period of 18 months, the patient developed symptoms of auditory–tactile synesthesia, where certain sounds induced intense and often unpleasant somatosensory tingling sensations in her left hand and arm.


    Mirror Touch Synesthesia

    In this rare form of synesthesia, when you see someone else being touched, you feel a touch as well. This means that you can literally feel the pain of others when you see them get hurt. People with mirror-touch synesthesia, often score high on empathy tests compared to people without the condition.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

    Maybe he has a very rare form of self-mirror touch synesthesia where he experiences phantom pain or feels sensations on one body part when he touches another body part, almost like Dr. Ramahandran's famous phantom limb syndrome.

    I think we need to do a full autopsy on him to see if we're correct, tho. It's for science, so it should be okay.

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    Apr 12, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    Rofl, He-Man!

    I've always wondered about that word, autopsy. Wouldn't that indicate a dead person cutting themselves open? O.o

    Interesting stuff about tactile synesth' . Mine is more visual/auditory/tactile blending. It's made life interesting, to say the least.

    Self-mirror touch synesth'....my gorsh, imagine if that happened between, say your head and your peen! O.O

    Like so:
    'massages scalp, suddenly climaxes' LOL!

  • He_Man

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    Apr 12, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    meninlove said Rofl, He-Man!

    I've always wondered about that word, autopsy. Wouldn't that indicate a dead person cutting themselves open? O.o

    Interesting stuff about tactile synesth' . Mine is more visual/auditory/tactile blending. It's made life interesting, to say the least.

    Self-mirror touch synesth'....my gorsh, imagine if that happened between, say your head and your peen! O.O

    Like so:
    'massages scalp, suddenly climaxes' LOL!




    Here's Dr. Ramachandran's Mirror Neurons Effect:




    Oh, and yeah, the self-mirror touch synesth' could actually happen. A couple of researchers, James Olds and Peter Milner, placed electrodes into rats' brains and found that certain "pleasure centers," somewhere close to the hypothalamus and in the limbic system, activated arousal and caused orgasm. Human research also supports that if electrodes are placed into the limbic system during open-brain surgery, then the patient got a tingling sensation in his or her genitalia, and if enough stimulation occurred, then a complete orgasm could result.

    If someone had a rare condition where the wiring of the brain was crossed, then it could, theoretically, be possible that by touching one part of the body could result in the genitalia being stimulated. That's one hypothesis behind "foot fetishes" because the area of the brain that controls the feet and the genitalia are next to each other, so if the wires are crossed then the feet could stimulate arousal in the genitalia.

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    Apr 12, 2013 8:30 PM GMT


    I'm impressed He-Man; usually when I have said synesthesia I get pretty blank looks.

    Mine's nothing spectacular. It's like this:

    The summer sky, a tangy blue,
    Emotions, smooth, and jagged too,
    The sound of waves pulse in the dark,
    Across my eyes the colours spark,
    10 years ago, so far away,
    10 years from now; like some highway,
    Senses cross-connected, why?
    I can't explain it, still I try,
    The cinnamon that's in your voice,
    The sounds of colours of your choice,
    The squeezing pressure from your tension,
    - I could tell without your mention,
    It's a gift, or just a curse?
    I'll take it 'cause there's things far worse,
    It gives new meaning, anyway,
    To seeing what you have to say!
  • Guycicle

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    Apr 13, 2013 6:22 AM GMT
    So glad I came across this . . . I have this weird thing where rubbing my right nipple causes the bottom of my right foot to tingle.
  • He_Man

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    Apr 13, 2013 6:29 AM GMT
    Guycicle saidSo glad I came across this . . . I have this weird thing where rubbing my right nipple causes the bottom of my right foot to tingle.


    Oh, really? Well, I would be more than happy to help you get to the bottom of this.

    We'll have to do a lot of research, which means that I would have to rub your nipple multiple times to actually see how often your foot tingles. It's a matter of statistics and we'll need a large collection of data, so I'll need to stimulate those nipples often. I mean it's for science, so I'll do what I can to help you out.
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    Apr 13, 2013 6:30 AM GMT
    ^^^ makes me tingle a bit i think i need help too
  • He_Man

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    Apr 13, 2013 6:33 AM GMT
    CopperDevil said^^^ makes me tingle a bit i think i need help too


    I will most definitely need an assistant. Sometimes, you need more than one set of hands.
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    Apr 13, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    He_Man said
    CopperDevil said^^^ makes me tingle a bit i think i need help too


    I will most definitely need an assistant. Sometimes, you need more than one set of hands.


    oh well i wouldnt ask for anyone else, put me on the waiting list im patient icon_wink.gif
  • highforthis

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    Apr 14, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    i guess i have to see a doctor icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 14, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    highforthis saidi guess i have to see a doctor icon_sad.gif
    I wouldn't sweat this with a doctor visit--unless you get them for free or some great Groupon deal--this is actually pretty common.

    Your body was not engineered. Strange, useless artifacts of our frankencomposite development are responsible for sometimes bizarre cross-sensory and manufactured perceptions. Some report feeling a pain in the fingernail of an amputated hand, etc.

    Tickling my lower back causes my balls to tingle (sorry for TMI); my partner has a similar arousing feeling when his feet are rubbed (cross-sensory neuron mapping).

    When I see someone get jabbed under a fingernail I feel a clenching in my abdomen (empathy neurons).

    It's human, and normal.
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    Apr 14, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    mickey said, "Tickling my lower back causes my balls to tingle (sorry for TMI); my partner has a similar arousing feeling when his feet are rubbed (cross-sensory neuron mapping)."

    My, what an interesting position that would make doing those things in tandem.

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    *suddenly gets the urge to get into an interesting position with Bill*