Though it mostly goes unnoticed, the reception and processing of information is so omnipresent that it becomes the framework for how Time is structured and understood. We focus in on certain things, a song, poster, or conversation, and in doing so receive information, which can later be reflected on as a memory. Thus our perception of Time is the recollection of when we saw or experienced certain things.
When presented with the deliberate lack of information, this flow of time which has become so habitual is abruptly halted. It is a pause in time akin to taking a "deep breath". This phenomenon is most apparent when the blankness occurs where it is least expected, such as on the page of a newspaper. During suspension of time, the mind becomes free of process. That pause of absence in the perception of everything dissolute as much as a sense of time.