Why do I feel weird when I see flashing lights?

Whenever I see flashing lights or strobe lights, I get this very strange feeling in my head that’s hard to put into words. It’s like part of my mind is frozen, and I have to force myself to blink. This happens when I see flickering lights on television or in dance clubs. Even if it’s a scene in a movie where someone is walking through a warehouse or something and there’s a single light bulb overheard that’s flickering on and off, I’ll feel it a little bit. Does anyone know what this is?

Discuss it with your doctor.

Sometimes, both focal and generalized seizures are triggered by flashing lights.

This I have read several times; such lights often trigger epileptic seizures, so I really second the motion see a doctor.

Good luck

Mississippienne, our friend Qadgop the Mercotan is a doc.

He’s right.

Go to an MD.