1. Posted on 6 November, 2012

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Why Can’t We Tickle Ourselves?
Neuroscientist David Eagleman explains:
Because your brain is always predicting your own actions, and how your body will feel as a result, you cannot tickle yourself. Other people can tickle you because they can surprise you. You can’t predict what their tickling actions will be.
Read more.[Images: Fun book]
The Fresh Air interview with David Eagleman: What’s Hiding in the Unconscious Mind

    theatlantic:

    Why Can’t We Tickle Ourselves?

    Neuroscientist David Eagleman explains:

    Because your brain is always predicting your own actions, and how your body will feel as a result, you cannot tickle yourself. Other people can tickle you because they can surprise you. You can’t predict what their tickling actions will be.

    Read more.[Images: Fun book]

    The Fresh Air interview with David Eagleman: What’s Hiding in the Unconscious Mind

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  1. They really don’t look at me when they see Elmo. They run to Elmo because it’s a friend of theirs that they’ve been talking to and communicating with and singing with for so many years. We’ve found that the delusion is not broken by seeing us puppeteers. — Kevin Clash View in High-Res

    They really don’t look at me when they see Elmo. They run to Elmo because it’s a friend of theirs that they’ve been talking to and communicating with and singing with for so many years. We’ve found that the delusion is not broken by seeing us puppeteers. — Kevin Clash

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  1. I love the simplicity of Sesame Street characters. I love that [Elmo is] just an orange nose and two eyes and no tongue — just a black mouth — and you just find that by just the tilt of the head or looking up, it says something. There’s an emotion there.

    — Kevin Clash: Making Elmo Come To Life

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  1. These are the people in your neighborhood…and on our show today.

    Jason Segel and Nick Stoller talking Muppets

    Kevin Clash and Elmo talking Sesame Street

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  1. Our Christmas weekend show this year: Tom Waits and Jimmy Fallon. That’ll be on Monday’s show.
Fresh Air Weekend this week is Trent Reznor and Elmo. And Tuesday looks like it’ll be Margo Martindale.
Happy, Merry, Etc. Etc. Etc.  View in High-Res

    Our Christmas weekend show this year: Tom Waits and Jimmy Fallon. That’ll be on Monday’s show.

    Fresh Air Weekend this week is Trent Reznor and Elmo. And Tuesday looks like it’ll be Margo Martindale.

    Happy, Merry, Etc. Etc. Etc. 

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  1. A Sesame Street clip in honor of this week’s Fresh Air Weekend, which will feature Elmo and Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails.

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  1. View in High-Res

    (Source: ashiefashyy)

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  1. [And then I’d say,] ‘Give Elmo a hug and let’s sing. I tried to pull them away from it as much as possible. Mommy and Daddy were there to explain a little bit more, and we’re there to entertain and try and take them away from it.

    — Kevin Clash on visiting with small kids affected by September 11th. 

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  1. They really don’t look at me when they see Elmo. They run to Elmo because it’s a friend of theirs that they’ve been talking to and communicating with and singing with for so many years. We’ve found that the delusion is not broken by seeing us puppeteers.

    — Kevin Clash, the man behind Sesame Street’s Elmo. 

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  1. Meet Kevin Clash. Over the past 25 years, Clash has transformed Elmo into one of the most recognizable characters on Sesame Street. View in High-Res

    Meet Kevin Clash. Over the past 25 years, Clash has transformed Elmo into one of the most recognizable characters on Sesame Street.

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  1. Elmo loves you Miss Terry

    — Exclusive excerpt from tomorrow’s interview.

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  1. Elmo is coming on Fresh Air tomorrow.  View in High-Res

    Elmo is coming on Fresh Air tomorrow. 

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  1. One of tomorrow’s guests is red, furry, 3, and yes, he’s interviewed Neil Patrick Harris. He also has his own theme song. (Kevin Clash and Elmo are our guests.)

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  1. Posted on 4 February, 2011

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Happy birthday, Elmo! 

Happy Birthday, you furry little monster!

Elmo on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
Composing Sesame Street’s Music
Sesame Street’s Former Head Writer, Jeff Moss, on Fresh Air

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    Happy birthday, Elmo! 

    Happy Birthday, you furry little monster!

    Elmo on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

    Composing Sesame Street’s Music

    Sesame Street’s Former Head Writer, Jeff Moss, on Fresh Air

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  1. For Your Wednesday Afternoon: Elmo Visits The White House Kitchen.

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