Has Your Brain Ever Betrayed You?

I started watching It a few days ago.

I’ve been intrigued by this movie ever since I started reading about it last year. I generally don’t enjoy being scared, so I didn’t see it in the theater, but I vowed to watch it at home.

I got the DVD from Netflix last week, and during lunch one day (plenty of sunlight), I started watching it using a technique discussed on this blog a while ago: almost no sound, just subtitle. This diminishes most of the jump scares, though there’s still plenty of spooky imagery.

That night, Biddy woke me up as he often does in the wee hours of the morning to inform me that he urgently needs food and/or pets. After appeasing him (he generally wins these battles), I climbed back into bed and thought, “What can I think about to help me fall back asleep right away?”

My brain replied, “You should think about It!”

No no no no. Why, brain, why? It was much harder to fall back asleep after that.

Have you ever had this happen? I have no logical explanation of it.