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Originally posted by wolf2420
I see neon colored geometrical shapes and patterns,they move around at different speeds and rotations.
They can also be made at will by simply pressing your
fingertips against closed eyelids. In addition, they can also be produced
by an electrical shock. In fact, reportedly, it was high fashion in the
eighteenth century to have a phosphene party. It is noted that Benjamin
Franklin once took part in such an encounter where a circle of people
holding hands would be shocked by a high-voltage electrostatic generator, so
that phosphenes were created each time the circuit was completed or broken.
When Our Eyes Are Closed, What Do We See?
Here are some possibilities:
(1.) blackness or a grey haze,
(2.) nothing at all (not even blackness),
(3.) a field of shifting colors,
(4.) afterimages on a background field of black or gray,
(5.) patterns of color, not obviously related to external stimulus, on a field of black or gray,
(6.) visual imagery of objects, maybe like a dream or a daydream or a faint perception or a hallucination?
Originally posted by kyred
I see lots of interesting landscapes and often, I see faces with changing appearances. I get a lot of my ideas for my paintings from just closing my eyes for a bit.