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    Irregular dots and geometric shapes in an infanet zone of darkness

    Has anyone ever wondered when you close your eyes, what are those dots and shapes in like a black area? I've always wanted to know, but no one ever answered me. Can someone tell me, cause I am just dying to know.

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    Re: Irregular dots and geometric shapes in an infanet zone of darkness

    Dying to know huh?

    well, I did a little research. Those light are called phosphenes. The dictionary definition is as follows:

    A sensation of light caused by excitation of the retina by mechanical or electrical means (possibly also magnetic) rather than by light, as when the eyeballs are pressed through closed lids.

    That is what you see when you close your eyes or sit in the dark long enough. They occur in greater force when you close your eyes because the retina is being exposed to pressure.

    I'm not going to go into all the details... just read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene
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    Re: Irregular dots and geometric shapes in an infanet zone of darkness

    Oh really?All this time I thought i was crazy=P

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    Re: Irregular dots and geometric shapes in an infanet zone of darkness

    That still doesnt change the fact that you could be suffering from insanity
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    Re: Irregular dots and geometric shapes in an infanet zone of darkness

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    It looks like the question has been answered... Move along folks, there's nothing to discuss here...

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