If you’ve ever sat in a bath staring at your fingers as they wrinkle involuntarily, you’re in good company. Now, a team of scientists has worked out why it happens.
A scientific debate has recently emerged about why our fingers wrinkle. On one side: osmosis loyalists. On the other: researchers who believe pruning is a neural mechanism to improve traction – to make your hands more grippy when they’re wet.
Once again, reality beats fiction: If your name is Jerry Jalava, the