History Main / CentipedesDilemma

3rd Apr '17 11:29:20 AM TheCuza
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': SCP #1475 is a person who can use [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain 100% of his brain]] at a time... because he has to ''consciously manage'' otherwise involuntary vital functions like pulse, digestion, and breathing.

to:

* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': SCP #1475 is a person who can created and took a drug that allows him to use [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain 100% of his brain]] at a time... because brain]], giving him complete control over his body to the point where he made his brain rewire itself to [[TheSleepless remove the need for sleep]]. The downside? Everything his body ''used'' to do automatically, he now has to ''consciously manage'' otherwise involuntary vital functions like pulse, digestion, do manually, such has pumping blood through his veins or digesting food. [[BlessedWithSuck This takes so much of his concentration that he's left bedridden and breathing.unable to move]].
20th Jan '17 2:33:39 AM Baconator96
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Players of HackAndSlash games such as ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' or ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' can often find themselves succumbing to this, realizing very quickly that oftentimes concentrating on the exact timing of dodges, attacks and blocks is much easier to stumble over than when they fall into a more [[DontThinkFeel intuitive groove of things.]]
13th Nov '16 4:12:02 PM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A trope named for the folk tale of a centipede who had no trouble walking until asked how he managed all those legs. He started thinking about the process and immediately became unable to do it anymore.

to:

A trope named for the folk tale of poem about a centipede who had no trouble walking until asked how he managed all those legs. He started thinking about the process and immediately became unable to do it anymore.
anymore. In psychology the effect is known as as "hyper-reflection" or "Humphrey's law" after psychologist George Humphrey who wrote about the poem's profoundness in 1923.
2nd Nov '16 4:42:53 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* If you tell someone to forget about something, or to not think about it, the exact opposite will happen.
2nd Nov '16 4:40:56 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Perhaps this is part of the criticism of sleep-tracking apps, devices, handwritten, logs, and the like: they make you consciously think about the fact that you're going to sleep at a particular time and all the phases of them, resulting in a [[SelfInflictedHell self-inflicted]] form of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorne_effect Hawthorne effect]].

to:

** Perhaps this is part of the criticism of sleep-tracking apps, devices, handwritten, handwritten logs, and the like: they make you consciously think about the fact that you're going to sleep at a particular time and all the phases of them, resulting in a [[SelfInflictedHell self-inflicted]] form of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorne_effect Hawthorne effect]].
2nd Nov '16 4:40:45 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Perhaps this is part of the criticism of sleep-tracking apps, devices, handwritten, logs, and the like: they make you consciously think about the fact that you're going to sleep at a particular time and all the phases of them, resulting in a [[SelfInflictedHell self-inflicted]] form of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorne_effect Hawthorne effect]].
2nd Nov '16 4:36:08 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A similar issue arises for those who are sleepy at work. It's all too easy to fall asleep on the job, risking a literal rude awakening by a supervisor at best and causing a major workplace accident at worst. But trying to take a deliberate nap during an hour-long lunch break precisely so that the former scenario doesn't happen? It's easier to beat ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' on Impossible difficulty while blindfolded.

to:

** A similar issue arises for those who are sleepy at work. It's all too easy to fall asleep on the job, job after trying to fight it, risking a literal rude awakening by a supervisor at best and causing a major workplace accident at worst. But trying to take a deliberate nap during an hour-long lunch break precisely so that the former scenario doesn't happen? It's easier to beat ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' on Impossible difficulty while blindfolded.
2nd Nov '16 4:35:37 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A similar issue arises for those who are sleepy at work. It's all too easy to fall asleep on the job, risking a literal rude awakening by a supervisor at best and causing a major workplace accident at worst. But trying to take a deliberate nap during an hour-long lunch break? It's easier to beat ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' on Impossible difficulty while blindfolded.

to:

** A similar issue arises for those who are sleepy at work. It's all too easy to fall asleep on the job, risking a literal rude awakening by a supervisor at best and causing a major workplace accident at worst. But trying to take a deliberate nap during an hour-long lunch break? break precisely so that the former scenario doesn't happen? It's easier to beat ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' on Impossible difficulty while blindfolded.
2nd Nov '16 4:34:54 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** A similar issue arises for those who are sleepy at work. It's all too easy to fall asleep on the job, risking a literal rude awakening by a supervisor at best and causing a major workplace accident at worst. But trying to take a deliberate nap during an hour-long lunch break? It's easier to beat ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' on Impossible difficulty while blindfolded.
26th Aug '16 9:10:41 PM RAVasquez1967
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie tries to affect a laid-back stance while at a campaign stop. Ann suggests that she just stand like she normally does; however, this causes Leslie to forget how to stand altogether.
This list shows the last 10 events of 284. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.CentipedesDilemma