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af·ter·im·age

 (ăf′tər-ĭm′ĭj)
n.
A visual image that persists after the visual stimulus causing it has ceased to act. Also called photogene.

afterimage

(ˈɑːftərˌɪmɪdʒ)
n
(Physiology) a sustained or renewed sensation, esp visual, after the original stimulus has ceased. Also called: aftersensation or photogene

af•ter•im•age

(ˈæf tərˌɪm ɪdʒ, ˈɑf-)

n.
a visual image that persists after the stimulus that caused it is no longer operative.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterimage - an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceasedafterimage - an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased
memory image - a mental image of something previously experienced
aftertaste - an afterimage of a taste
Translations

af·ter·im·age

n. impresión mantenida por la retina.
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AFTERIMAGE OF THE REVOLUTION: CUMANN NA NGAEDHEAL AND IRISH POLITICS, 1922-1932.
His stories feature the photographer Francis Jansen, whose disappearance to Mexico causes the narrator to seek the truth of their relationship (Afterimage); a young boy left alone by his parents and raised, in part, by a former circus performer (Suspended Sentences); and a murder mystery set before World War II (Flowers of Ruin).
"You have the impression of the landscape almost as an X-ray, leaving an afterimage in the eye."
First, he measured the area over which each eye could move on its own by impressing a foveal afterimage on one eye when it was in primary position.
In the shape of the figure's head some may find an afterimage of unearthed Phoenician figurines, or some techniques of African sculpture.
Afterimage: Tod Ainslie's Vision of the War of 1812
Surprisingly, attention and awareness had different effects, the team reported in 2010 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: The more attention a person deployed, the shorter the afterimage lasted.
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The inclusion of engravings from the nineteenth century adds to the historic flavor of the entries--after all, many are drawn from that rich period of psychoneurological inquiry--but the handful of entries named for Bohemian physiologist Johannes Evangelista Purkyne (Purkinje afterimage, Purkinje effect, Purkinje figure, etc.) are not significantly enriched by a drawing of Purkyne done in the early 1800s.
"His broken body is the afterimage of my 21st year," Lorde writes in "Afterimages" (1981).