Hitting head, seeing stars

Ron Blue rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU
Mon Oct 21 10:31:01 EST 1996

> What I find really interesting is that it's not just random points of
> "light", It's randomly *moving* points of light. The stars sort of swim
> around in little wavy arcs. They appear to be generated at random
> locations in the visual field, then swim a little way, then fade out
> quickly, but not instantaneously. It's really pretty cool. So my theory
> about this is that we're not just "seeing" some neurons firing, but
> actually watching the propagation of activity in waves across fields of
> neurons through the tissue. As a thumbnail estimate, I'd say that each
I agree totally with Matt.  This is very similar to migraine auras
reported by Oliver Sachs.  This is in my opinion due to interacting
wavelet trains and the temporary lost of homestatis.
Ron Blue

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