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afterimage

[′af·tər‚im·əj]
(neuroscience)
A visual sensation occurring after the stimulus to which it is a response has been removed.
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When we gaze at a shape and then the shape disappears, a strange thing happens: We see an afterimage in the complementary colour.
Preserve's Web Site Unveiled at National Museum of Dance," afterimages, 4, no.
That is, if the retina's local signs were shifting at the time that the flashes were being painted upon the retina, the resultant positive afterimage of each flash should appear to move in the direction of that shift, and they do not.
Many of the dots are the chromatic opposite of the ground, and as the eye twitches while sustaining its gaze, a flurry of tiny afterimages appear and fade away; one encounters real difficulty discerning which dots are real and which are an optical effect.
This enables the panel to display smooth, natural video, even for fast-moving activities such as sports and games, without any blurry afterimages.
While laser pointers do not necessarily cause retinal damage, exposure to the laser pointer beam could cause afterimages or floaters, flash blindness and glare.
He then cites blindsight, afterimages, itchings, and pains as proof of an independent consciousness within the self.
Elvis's posthumous movie career, it appears, has evolved from personal appearances to a dizzying array of partial afterimages, echoes, associations, off-hand remarks, and a flea market of souvenir kitsch.
Although the size of the prints--many are quite large--gives them a real presence, they have an almost faded, washed-out look to them, like afterimages asserting a merely transient effect on our retinas or as if we had glimpsed the blossoms by the light of long-extinguished galaxies in the night sky.
Particularly convincing is Interior: Striped Foyer, a madcap picture of a vestibule with a side table and shifting wall planes covered in wallpaper so finely striped as to produce an assailment comparable to the queasy afterimages of Op art.
New to the COOLPIX line, OLED technology offers the benefits of vivid color reproduction, sharp contrast and the absence of afterimages.
If Happening made the anonymous female body into raw spectacle for a gawking crowd, these drawings are like a succession of hallucinatory afterimages.