So, this is a question I've kind of been wondering for a while now. I have a character that is, by all human standards, (and quite literally) dead. So, with a heart that doesn't beat, lungs that don't actually breathe, and nerves that don't technically feel pain, would taking a deep breath actually help calm them down? Would taking a deep breath have any effects at all?
Basically, this character can make all her bodily organs work if she wants to, but she doesn't usually feel the need. After all, if you didn't have to breathe all the time, would you? (Not to mention she has to consciously be thinking about breathing, due to her cerebrum not functioning correctly)
If her heart doesn't beat and she doesn't breathe, she can also run a lot farther than any normal human would be able to. (Let's just say she has a unique anatomy and leave it there, the schematics really aren't all that important) But that got me thinking. If she somehow got extremely scared, worried, etc., how would she calm herself down? Would the usual method of taking deep breaths even work? Or would she have to find a new way of figuring out how to calm herself down?
Any and all answers are welcome, thanks! :)