Comment by chepin on SotW: Avoid Motivated Cognition · 2012-06-09T23:33:01.711Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The comment was modified, thanks for the observation

Comment by chepin on SotW: Avoid Motivated Cognition · 2012-06-01T11:25:01.423Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

EXERCISE

Ask the person to do an unpleasant task (dishwashing standing on slippery floor), which will cause the unconscious desire to finish the task.

While the task is executed, the person answers questions which can be TRUE or FALSE, the task only ends if the person complete a certain number of TRUE responses, but if the answers are wrong, it decreases the score for the task.

Comment by chepin on Can the Chain Still Hold You? · 2012-01-15T00:44:59.504Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The elephant acts as if it thinks the chain's limiting power is intrinsic to nature rather than dependent on a causal factor that held for years but holds no longer.

What the imaginary and true limiting powers for the lesswrong community? Maybe some list could be useful.