Visual Effects

James Kruse fnjjk1 at
Mon Jun 30 21:31:39 EDT 2003

on 6/30/03 2:10 PM, Stanley A. Gorodenski at stan_gorodenski at

> I wonder if other collectors experience the same thing I do. Whenever I
> collect after I haven't collected for some time, that night when I go to
> sleep and close my eyes I see a flurry of butterflies. The same thing
> happens when it snows. Then I see a flurry of snow flakes. Is this a
> common effect? Does anyone know the visual explanation for it? I imagine
> it has something to do with the visual part of the brain doing this.
> Stan

I do when I am awake and out collecting and I haven't collected for some
time: On the first outing or two of spring I have a hard time focusing and
see movements all over in my peripheral vision, making tracking very
difficult when I actually do see something. I always figured that I was just
excited and out of practice. However, sitting in front of an electronic box
for many hours per day probably has more than a little to do with it.



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