Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel through space and time in the ability of your mind. I think that dissociation is so much like that you can be busy in a conversation with a good friend or anyone for that matter and then something happens that clicks this part of your mind the basic psyche that opens up thing that happened many years ago but appear to be happening right at that very moment.
That is the true meaning of dissociation. When one goes back many years and remembers everything including sights, sounds, smells, voices, and emotions that had to block from their reality this very traumatic to them because they are truly living it for the first time. They had to dissociate when it honestly happened in order t survive and keep living and not go crazy!
My senses are awakened when I am by the ocean.