The feeling an epileptic may get before having a seizure. The aura is a partial seizure during which there is a distortion of the senses and no loss of consciousness. In many cases, epileptics can learn to recognise an aura and get themself to a safe place before a more physically disabling seizure takes place. Auras most often manifest as a feeling of extreme fear or elation, or hallucinations, either of vision, hearing, smell, or taste.