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visual fatigue

the fading of visual images, particularly in bright light. Visual fatigue is often experienced by patients with optic neuritis; it can also occur after head injuries, especially after prolonged visual testing or when reading, as a result of reduced visual attention.

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June 19th 2024

picture superiority effect

picture superiority effect

the tendency for a picture or drawing to be remembered better than the name of the pictured object. For example, people are more likely to remember “dog” if they see a drawing of a dog than if they see the word dog.