Visual Tracers

Michael Jones mjones at
Thu Apr 4 08:50:41 EST 1996

I have a question regarding vision.  All my life I have seen tracers. 
This is where the refresh rate of my vision is slow and I see traces of 
objects behind them as they move.  I also occasionally see small 
explosions of light (looks like a non-moving falling star) in my 
peripheral vision or complex patterns.  These effects are all enhanced 
if I am tired.  I think this is a neurological phenomenon and I was 
wondering if anyone knows the official name of such visual anomalies.  
Michael D. Jones
Protien Structure

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