aftersensation definition

  • noun:
    • A sensory impression, such an afterimage or aftertaste, that persists following the stimulus has actually ceased.
    • A sensation or feeling effect after the elimination of a stimulus creating a primary feeling, and reproducing the primary sensation in positive, negative, or complementary type. The aftersensation are continuous with the major feeling or follow it after an interval.
    • In psychology: An after-image.
    • another or consequent feeling: as, the after-sensation of pain which uses the impression of pressure once the epidermis is lightly tapped with a needle.
    • an image (usually an adverse picture) that persists after stimulation has ceased

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