Blank Out or Stare Into Space for a Few Seconds

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Bret Mobley, MD, MS (Neuropathology)

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

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  • During the pause in actions or movements, I was hearing things like sounds / voices / music

  • During the pause in actions or movements, I felt abnormal sensations like being touched

  • During the pause in actions or movements, I was staring fixedly in one direction

  • Movements paused and I started seeing strange things or flashing lights

  • During the pause in actions or movements, there was a taste in my mouth

  • During the pause in actions or movements, I smelled something strange

  • Face turned red or pale and body suddenly stopped what it was doing

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fainting with loss of consciousness

  • Seizure attack

  • Impossible to walk normally

  • Fine tremor of the fingers

  • Involuntary movements

Possible causes

  • Parkinson disease (PD)

    A progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. It occurs as a result of nerve cell damage in the brain. The exact cause for PD is unknown. Risk factors include genetics, male gender, old age and exposure to certain toxins and environmental factors.

Related serious diseases

  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

    Temporal lobe seizures are sometimes called focal seizures with impaired awareness. They arise from the temporal lobe of the brain. Some people remain aware of what's happening, but during more-intense seizures, the person may look awake but be unresponsive. Causes include brain disease/ infections, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral tumours, and genetic syndromes.

  • Epilepsy
  • Supplementary motor cortex/ frontal lobe epilepsy

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Have you ever had episodes where your whole body suddenly stops moving?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

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Reviewed By:

Bret Mobley

Bret Mobley, MD, MS (Neuropathology)

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

From our team of 50+ doctors

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