Dostoievski had 'psychical seizures', or 'elaborate mental states' at the onset of seizures, and once said of these:
You all, healthy people, can't imagine the happiness which we epileptics feel during the second before our fit… I don't know if this felicity lasts for seconds, hours or months, but believe me, I would not exchange it for all the joys that life may bring. (T. Alajouanine, 1963)

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, 1985

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