If you feel itching, you do not have a way out of this sense. Recent studies suggest that scratching part of the body, the pleasure of the moment for us, because this is the part of the brain that controls movement and is responsible for the reward too is active.
When scratching the body, parts of the brain responsible for motor control and processing of pleasure in patients with chronic itch is responsible, is very active. This hyperactivity can be addictive experience to better explain pruritus.
According to the researchers, despite the initial pleasure of scratching, continue this practice can lead to increased severity of itching and pain and permanent damage to the skin. That’s why knowing the brain that enhance the pathological behavior, it is important.