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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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Poems on such after-images are poised between doubt and hope, frequently interrogative and marked by a sense of their own improbability.
People who take LSD often confuse an immediate image with something they have seen before, what we call an after-image.
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.
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.
You will see an after-image not of red, but of green.
The discordance between art and truth is the after-image, the memory, of the discordance between politics and philosophy, politics and truth-only cognition.
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.