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It is a behaviour that is very difficult to control. We can't sneeze with eyes open. Is it a reflex of brain to protect the eye from possible injury in sneezing motion or the neural pathway for sneezing is programmed to do so?

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  • $\begingroup$ You might be interested in this. $\endgroup$ – another 'Homo sapien' Feb 5 '17 at 6:10
  • $\begingroup$ So there is no explanation? $\endgroup$ – YAHB Feb 5 '17 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ There are lots of things, most of which are indeed quite common like this one, about which we don't know yet. But there are proposed reasons and mechanisms for them. I am busy right now, so somebody will definitely give you a nice answer for this. $\endgroup$ – another 'Homo sapien' Feb 5 '17 at 11:31

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