An Answer For Hiccups

By Hope Bidegainberry on November 20, 2019

Finally an answer for why we get hiccups! Hiccups are incredibly irritating and they do not seem to serve ANY purpose. So why do we get them?

Scientists at University College London just finished up a study, and they may have FINALLY figured out why we get hiccups.

They found that when newborn babies get the hiccups, it triggers a huge wave of brain signals . . . and they teach the babies’ brains about how to regulate breathing.

And as we grow up, the hiccups stick with us, even though they don’t serve a purpose anymore. The researchers say they’re a, quote, “hangover from early periods of our life that persists into later life.”

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