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James Tyrrell

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James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on Tickling For Survival

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Ange Wallace
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The science geek in me LOVES this blog!!! Thanks, James! I did not know about the evolutionary importance of a simple tickle. Fascinating.

As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I constantly recommend the deeper touch (massage, joint compression) to settle youngsters, and ward against the alerting results of lighter touch (tickles). This gives me a whole new perspective and teaching frame. Another added bonus of safari. Who knew?! 🙂

Lea
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Interesting read James and thanks for the explanations on this topic. I agree with you on the searching techniques – want to know something – Google it, quick as a wink.

MJ Bradley
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I learned something new!! I never thought of tickling in quite that way before.. Thank you!

Gawie Jordaan
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you got to be tickling me!! Brilliant James!

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