Originally Posted by Wax Frog
.."You know the pictures you can see in your head? Well, sometimes mine disappear! I can't see my thoughts!!!" (At its worst, the experience would extend into a sense that my consciousness itself was about to "deactivate". Scary to the core!) I'd get blank looks and requests for clarification, or examples for comparison, but nobody ever seemed to get what I was saying!
It wasn't until my folks found a psychiatrist who seemed to know what I was talking about that I felt any relief. He even provided a term for it - "thought blocking". ...
I know exactly what you're talking about! I think
I have two kinds of, I call it "Brain fallout". One kind is when I am getting a "great" idea, it's just coming... it's coming, and I start to get it, and like a dream you can't remember, it's gone. -- I think it is like a dream. I think it is inspiration and because I start to pay too much attention, it's gone just the way a dream can go when you wake up too fast.
The other kind is when I'm explaining a "new" idea or a tenuous idea to someone I care about, or to someone who I "want" to understand. If I see that blank look or hear that "hoo, hum" sound in their voice, I loose the idea because I am confused by their response.
Is that like what you go through?