"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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6 lookeing on a bright cloude there appeared the same phantasm as when I looked on the white paper onely for the most part blacker untill at last I was able to make this spot glitter amidst the dusky red whither I looke on the paper or cloude like the ☉ in a cloude so bright that my eys watered.
7 Imploying my selfe in other exercises for two or 3 howers an hower before ☉ set hee being wholy clouded, when I thought my eye was prety well restored I repeated all the former experiment adding this to them that though I shut the distemperd eye & opened that with which I looked not on the ☉ that I could see the ☉ pictured on the cloudes or other white objects almost as plaine as if I had looked with my distempered eye the other being shut & every where about ☉ appeared a dusky red & blacknesse. & with doeing thus I have made such impress on the optick nerve that let me looke with which eye I would ☉ offered itselfe to my vew unless I set my fantasie to worke on other things which with much difficulty I could doe