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Motion After-Effects in Vision *

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If you stare at a waterfall, or look at passing scenery from the window of a moving train, you will have a strange sensation when you turn your gaze to something stationary. You can investigate these types of motion after-effects with simple equipment described by the Exploratorium. How long does it take to induce the effect? How long does the effect last? Can the after-effect be canceled by viewing motion in the opposite direction? (Staff, date unknown)

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Staff, date unknown. "Science Snacks: Squirming Palm," Exploratorium [accessed August 23, 2006] http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/squirming_palm/index.html.

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