Purkinje afterimage
   Also referred to as Purkinje image and Bidwell's ghost. The eponym Purkinje afterimage refers to the Bohemian physiologist Johannes Evange-lista Purkyne (1787-1869). It is used to denote a " negative afterimage that appears secondly in a temporal sequence of "afterimages resulting from a brieflight stimulus. Purkinje afterimages appear in a hue complementary to that of the original optical stimulus. The term is used in opposition to "Hering's afterimage (which is the first in the temporal sequence of afterimages) and " Hess afterimage (i.e. the third in this sequence). The Purkinje 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.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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