persistence of vision

   Retention in the brain for a fraction of a second of whatever the eye has seen; causes a rapid succession of images to merge one into the next, producing the illusion of continuous change and motion in media such as cinema, video, and computer animations.

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  • Persistence of vision — is the phenomenon of the eye by which even nanoseconds of exposure to an image result in milliseconds of reaction (sight) from the retina to the optic nerves. This is because persistence of vision depends on chemical transmission of nerve… …   Wikipedia

  • persistence of vision — per·sis·tence of vision pər sis tən(t)s , zis n a visual phenomenon that is responsible for the apparent continuity of rapidly presented discrete images (as in motion pictures or television) consisting essentially of a brief retinal persistence… …   Medical dictionary

  • persistence of vision — a visual phenomenon that is responsible for the apparent continuity of rapidly presented discrete images (as in motion pictures or television) consisting essentially of a brief retinal persistence of one image so that it is overlapped by the next …   Useful english dictionary

  • persistence of vision — the retention of a visual image for a short period of time after the removal of the stimulus that produced it: the phenomenon that produces the illusion of movement when viewing motion pictures. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • Persistence of vision (disambiguation) — Persistence of vision is a theory on how the illusion of motion in films is achieved.The term Persistence of Vision is also the title of following works: * Persistence of Vision ( Voyager episode), 7th episode of 2nd season of Star Trek: Voyager… …   Wikipedia

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  • Persistencia de la visión — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Este dibujo animado de un caballo galopando, se muestra a 12 dibujos por segundo. Se suele afirmar equivocadamente que el caballo se ve en movimiento debido a la persistencia retiniana pero en realidad esto ocurre… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Emission theory (vision) — Emission theory or extramission theory is the proposal that visual perception is accomplished by rays of light emitted by the eyes. This theory has been replaced by intromission theory, which is that visual perception is accomplished by rays of… …   Wikipedia

  • Iiyama Vision Master Pro 17 computer monitor — The Iiyama Vision Master Pro 17 computer monitor manufactured by Iiyama, a high end manufacturer of LCD and CRT monitors. This monitor was manufactured in the 1990s, and has been discontinued.=Screen specifications=The monitor is a CRT with a… …   Wikipedia


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