Human physiology of the eye! Help!

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Human physiology of the eye! Help!

Post by IBPike » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:08 pm

When we stare at an orange colour for 30 seconds and immediately look at a white screen, we see blue; the complementary colour to orange. Why does this happen? Can someone help me out? What happens in the cones of the eyes, and why does this happen? Help! Thanks a bunch :shock: If you don't know, can you refer me to some good sites? Thanks

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Post by opuntia » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:04 am

Could that have something to do with the blue pigments of the cones :?
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Post by victor » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:00 pm

I think there's a corelation between a sudden change of light wavelength with our eyes' photorecertors..
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Post by Khaiy » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:22 pm

The photoreceptors get locked into patterns when the eye stares at them for a long time-- like if you watch a spiral spinning for a while, and then quickly look somewhere else, you'll still see that swirling pattern for a moment.

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