Johns Hopkins University Researchers Scratch the Surface of the Science Behind Itchiness  
12/28/2012 8:10:41 AM

Scientists have only just begun to scratch the surface of the mystery of why we itch. For example, Medical Daily recently reported on a recent study that explained part of why itching is contagious. However, why does only our skin become itchy? Is itchiness a form of pain? Why does just reading about itchiness make you itchy? A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience sought to answer two of those three questions.