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Visual Illusions: Why You See Things That Aren’t There

What’s the deal with all those little flashes of light you see when you close your eyes? And why do truck drivers and people in jail see glowing circles and spirals?

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Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eigengrau-vs-black.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phosphene_artistic_depiction.gif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lobes_of_the_brain_NL.svg

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