March 2, 2005 5:33 PM Subscribe
When you close your eyes as tight as possible, what do you see? I see patterns and shapes constantly changing and moving across my vision. I searched and one page suggested that this phenomena was 'hypnagogic vision', but all other references seem to suggest that this is a part of the sleep pattern, and not when fully conscious.
posted by iamcrispy to health & fitness (45 answers total)
Does anyone else experience this?
Is this the same as hypnagogic vision?
Why does this happen?
also, as an aside, can anyone think of a way to replicate in some way this phenominon (ie. using film/computer graphics)?