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Looking stressed can help keep the peace

Scratching may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion, new research suggests for the first time.
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First research to suggest scratching may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion

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Scratching is more than an itch—when it is sparked by stress, it appears to reduce aggression from others and lessen the chance of conflict.

Looking stressed can help keep the peace

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(University of Portsmouth) This is the first research to suggest scratching may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion.

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