original afterimage
   A term used to denote an afterimage that is seen in complete darkness, after exposure of the eye to a primary stimulus. The original afterimage is usually classified as a "physiological illusion.
   References
   Brown, J.L. (1965). Afterimages.In: Vision and visual perception. Edited by Graham, C.H. New York, NY: Wiley.

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