From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 25 2006 - 12:51:39 PST
On 3/25/06, Joost Rekveld <email suppressed> wrote:
> - the phenomenon that used to be called 'persistence of vision': the
> idea that light somehow lingers in the eye and that we see rapid
> flashes as continuous light. I've once read that 'persistence of
> vision' is actually not a proper term: the point is that our visual
> system is too slow to detect changes faster than a certain limit speed,
> it is not some kind of 'trace' lingering on, not some kind of memory.
> I'm still not sure whether that is academic hairsplitting or the most
> profound thing i've ever read...
and 'too slow' is so funny to me
the optic system we embody
is astoundingly remarkable
especially considering how quickly our amigdila reaction is
and that the visioned takes two paths once entering
there are good scientific films out there regarding such activity
(Lumieres prefered use of film)
we have a great musem out here in LIC
that has alot of info re: this stuff - they do a good job
not just flip books but early circular sort of pinwheels revealing image +
our interaction with mechanism
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