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When you close your eyes and see colors is it an after-image or is it light shining through your eyelid & skin

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Our eyes have a mechanism that automatically adjusts light sensitivity, this allows us to see detail in both shadows and bright light. The receptors in the back of the eye take a little time to return to normal and the consequence of this is a faint after image that you can see with your eyes closed.
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  • Jeanne B by Jeanne B
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    Neither, it's your imagination and memory mixing new ideas for you. I've noticed this a lot, myself. Get them down for some interesting images on canvas.


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