Monday, 12 August 2013

Monday; phoshene;

The lights you see when you close your eyes and rub them;

 Physiology .
a luminous image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, as by pressure applied to the eyeball by the finger when the lid is closed.

1870–75;  < French phosphène,  irregular < Greek phôs  light (contraction of pháos ) + phaínein  to show, shine

A phosphene is a phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye
Phosphenes are flashes of light, often associated with optic neuritis, induced by movement or sound.

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