There should be a word for those silly little ways you can fool your body & brain. For example recently I've been having trouble with my boiler - so getting hot water is a challenge.
I find myself doing the crazy thing:
- Turn on hot tap(s)
- Stick my hands under them to see if the water is hot.
- Think to myself "Hey it is getting warmer..".
- Realise actually I just imagined it.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Similarly there are times when you can imaging all kinds of bodily sensations. More than once I've been walking out, or sat at home, convinced that my mobile phone vibrated in my pocket. And it hadn't at all.
I remember, random, conversations with people who agreed they sometimes believe their phones are vibrating when they are not. Seems to be a common thing.
Which begs the question, is this a modern thing? Ten years ago if you had something vibrating against your body you damn well knew about it ... because you were doing it deliberately!
It is only recently that it was possible to have something semi-randomly vibrating against you, without your explicit control. Right?
(OK that sounds rude. It'll be our little secret.)
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