after-image

n.
an impression of an image that is registered by the brain for a brief moment after an object is removed from in front of the eye, or after the eye is closed.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • After-image — Aft er im age, n. The impression of a vivid sensation retained by the retina of the eye after the cause has been removed; also extended to impressions left of tones, smells, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • after-image — Image seen after the cessation of a prolonged or intense stimulation of the eye. After images are frequently cited as examples of purely ‘mental’ things which are yet coloured, disproving the claim that only real expanses of space can be coloured …   Philosophy dictionary

  • after-image — afˈter image noun An image that persists for a time after one looks at an object • • • Main Entry: ↑after …   Useful english dictionary

  • after-image — n. an impression of an image that is registered by the brain for a brief moment after an object is removed from in front of the eye, or after the eye is closed …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • after-image — noun An image which persists or remains in negative after the original stimulation has ended. Syn: photogene …   Wiktionary

  • after-image — noun an impression of a vivid image retained by the eye after the stimulus has ceased …   English new terms dictionary

  • After Image (Buffy novel) — infobox Book | name = After Image title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = Pierce Askegren illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Horror novel publisher = Pocket… …   Wikipedia

  • Образ Последовательный (After-Image) — сохранение яркого представления об объекте, запечатленном головным мозгом человека, в течение короткого времени после того, как объект исчез из поля зрения или при закрывании глаз. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • after — prep., conj., adv., & adj. prep. 1 a following in time; later than (after six months; after midnight; day after day). b US in specifying time (a quarter after eight). 2 (with causal force) in view of (something that happened shortly before)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • After... (film) — Infobox Film name = After... image size = caption = Promotional film poster director = David L. Cunningham producer = David L. Cunningham writer = Kevin Miller, David L. Cunningham narrator = starring = Daniel Caltagirone, Flora Montgomery,… …   Wikipedia

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