Re: Afterimage,

From: On-line Snack discussion (snaktalk)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 18:29:14 PDT

Your brain gets the information on what you are seeing from the retina.
Everything you cite supports the conclusion that the afterimage was
burned on your retina as much as it supports that it was recorded in
your brain. Consider this line from the Snack: Negative afterimages do
not transfer from one eye to the other. This indicates that they are
produced on the retina, and not in the visual cortex of the
brain where the signals would have been fused together.

Nina Thayer
Snacktalk Moderator
> If afterimage is recorded on your retina, and not in your brain.... why then
> can you move your head 90 degrees or so to the side and the image appears to
> be in front of you where you had the image burned in.... I have expierenced
> after image with both eyes open... i then moved my head 90 degrees to the
> left or right and the image was still there....I would conclude it was
> recorded in my brain and not in the back of my eye. I could even walk away
> from the scene and turn completely around.... the after image was still
> there.
> Benedetto Garacci/Photographer/Artist;

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