posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:23 AM
Thanks dave...I wish I had seen this thread yesterday..lol..but totally missed it until just this morning!
There are multiple ways people have seizures. Let's start with what's known as simple partial seizures. These seizures are completely contained
within the area where they begin.You often hear of an aura associated with seizures..the aura itself is actually a simple partial seizure.
For me, a simple partial seizure begins in my left temporal lobe and stays there. It generally gives me a very weird sensation in my mouth. Almost
metallic taste..it's really hard to describe. I also get the feelings of deja vu, although more commonly for me it's jamais vu. Sometimes my eyes
cross, or give the feeling of crossing, obviously affecting my vision. I have had this occurring to me for 19 years. You would think that I should
have known what it was. Well, I did, but until recently, had no reason to suspect it was what it was, even though I knew better! Most people will
always remember the events associated with SPS.
A large majority of people who have TLE have simple partial seizures only. Those with right side TLE will often have the space issues where distances
and objects seem to alter and distort.
The next type of seizure...next step up are complex partial seizures. For TLE, they begin in one lobe, but then cross the mid-brain line and spread to
the other side. The seizure is still contained within the temporal lobe though. When the electrical storm crosses the mid-brain, that's when event
amnesia occurs. Obviously, when both sides of the temporal lobe are affected, the individual will get the experiences associated with both sides.
While SPS's usually last less than 30 seconds, CPS's can last up to 2 mins. They are also associated with a short postictal state. However, my
postictal state can last for hours, although I can still function, but tend to walk around and act really stoned. I just don't remember anything.
Now for the meat of the whole thing. When a seizure begins in a certain area of the brain, then spreads out to the rest of the brain, a generalized
seizure occurs. The tonic, clonic or tonic-clonic jerking/tensing up that most people associate with seizures happens. So..for TLE, the aura comes
from the SPS, then spreads to the whole brain and thus body.
Now, the entirety of these three threads was all background to say this!..lol. When I have had a generalized seizure, which btw is extremely
rare for me, I have noticed several things in the time afterward, including days afterward for me.
I become very paranoid.
I feel like I am psychic.
And, I also have the feeling of an increased ability to sense the paranormal.
Also, since my left brain is the one that gets the most overall activity, my right brain takes over. I find myself more creative. More musical. And
way more in touch with the things the right brain is associated normally with that for me are normally way suppressed since I am left brain
So, for me, while I do believe the paranormal exists normally, although I am very skeptical of most claims; after having generalized seizures that
originate in the temporal lobes I am way more open to any claim, and as I said, feel I have the ability to interact with it more closely that other
Do I believe all paranormal events are associated with TLE? NO. But for my short answer to the OP in the thread, I do believe that yes, definitely TLE
can be highly linked with such events as the OP has suggested.