"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
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A man by heitning his fansie & immagination may bind anothers to thinke what hee thinks as in the story of the Oxford scollar in Glanvill Van of Dogmatizing.
When I had looked upon the Sun all light coloured bodys appeared red & darke coloured bodys appeared blew. 2 If I looked on white paper with my bare eye it looked red, but if I looked on it through a very little hole so that but a little light could come to my eye from the paper it looked greene
3 after the motion of the spirits in my eye were almost decayed that I could see all thing with theire natural colours I shut it & could see noe colour or image till I heightned my fantasie of seeing ☉ & then began to appeare a blew spot which grew ligter by degress in the midst untill it was white & bright in the midst next to which were circles of red, yellow, grene, blew purle, all which were sometimes encompassed with a darke greene or red. Sometimes the whole spot would turne very blew sometimes most of it red. After I opened my eye againe, white bodys looked red & darke ones blew as if I had newly looked on the Sunne whence