Why do we scratch our heads when we are confused or perplexed? Some people scratch the side of their noses. In class, when a student is asked about a question and he does not know the answer he begins to scratch his head. We do the same in difficult situations or difficult puzzles. Why do we do it? The brain is up there. Do we ask it to give us the answer or help us with that gesture?    

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Good question! Expecting answers...

Et tu, Brutus?

Qui est Brutus? That guy was a traitor. Julius Ceaser didn't expect him to be among the conspirators. Nevertheless, I hope to be one of your friends, can I?

A7, gino wants to be your friend. Be kind and reply!

Igualmente, estarias de aquedo? Mary, is it possible to be one of your friends?

Hola, queiro tu repuesta. Dear Mr. Estanis, thanks for that big icon, and thanks for your first comment

May be they  will remember  :))))

Nanndree mod. Nadira! Maybe, thanks for your comment. I really appreciate that for an answer. Thank you, moderator Nadira.

Shin akhbar Said Almogrbe? The movements of the hand are only a consequence of the nervous system feedback. As Nadira replied before. Thanks, Said for your encouragement. I really appreciate that a lot. 

one of my teacher ask me a difficult question, i started  scratching my head  may be emotional state of confusion.

Bertrand russel said,

Most people would sooner die than think. Infact they do so". So any activity that requires mental effort can force a person to scratch thire head and not just trying to recall something from the past. 

Arei! Main gulti samajgiya, Maximus Potato. Then, I thought wrong. As Said Almogrbe said, this involuntary gesture is only to scratch the itching area. According to you and that quote, the scratching of the head is due to the itching there, is that it? Thanks, Maximus for your comment and for your answer.

i am thinking do i scratch my head when i try to remember any thing hehe. but mostly people scratch their heads. It seems an involuntary action but scratching head might have some deep connection in remembering things. Proper research is needed to get the answer i guess.


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