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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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Dohollau's texts on memory, then, often dwell on the margins of the past, isolating one after-image in a stanza or short poem.
The temporal element of the concept of the "after-image" should invite historians to inquire into this collection of essays.
His is an art of consciousness, of life lived as well as recalled: every image an after-image, his eye both highly focused and nomadic.
It confesses its white guilt, seeks a corrective for it, and yet can see black culture only in the after-image of that guilt.
"People who take LSD often confuse an immediate image with something they have seen before, what we call an after-image. One of the patients I saw was an electrician who was unable to work because he couldn't tell which screws he was looking at were real images and which were after-images.
The table is in the range of nomenclature "yellow brown"; but the eye's retention of yellow is blue, and the after-image of brown is often something I call "red-black"--a very muted red, to be sure...more in the range of purple, say-actually unnameable.
The words and images projected onto my badly damaged retinas with the SLO retain an indelible "after-image" quality that I celebrate with the prints.
We may understand that, like Lucrece, she has a weapon of her own with which she can assume some control of her own life, death, and after-image.
But truly, there is only the intermediate state, the one in which we are not yet dead but no longer wholly among the living either: premonitions are projected before our startled eyes of a future already envisioned as a fossil embedded in ancient rocks; or there is a curious after-image which glows at the back of one's brain as if one saw the dying embers among the ashes of one's own cremation; and of birth the images are of a catastrophe yet to be endured in the ritual of waste and the purest consolation of being.
What Sallis shows us about The Winter's Tale is a kind of after-image of what has always been before our gaze in other artistic realms, but especially so when stone is involved - whether materially or metaphorically.
to say 'I have a yellowish-orange after-image' is to report something irreducibly psychical....
A so-called red round after-image, which on some views would lack representational content, on Tye's view has a content to the effect that something - typically a region of space - is red and round.