NABOKV-L post 0000135, Wed, 10 Nov 1993 10:58:02 -0800

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I pass the following query on to the net with the following Editor's
comment. I hope it will trigger someone's clearer recollection or, better
yet, exact knowledge. I have a hazy recollection from some childhood book
of science tricks that if you stare at a red? image intensely for a while
and then turn off the light in a dark room you will see an after image in
a different color. Perhaps called a "complimentary" color? Does this ring
any bells with anyone?
Don JOhnson


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Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1993 10:51:35 -0500 (EST)
From: JEFF EDMUNDS <JHE@PSULIAS.BITNET>
To: NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.BITNET
Subject: question

NABOKOVIANS:

What is the nature of the "mnemonic trick" which causes Hugh Person, in
chapter 2 of Transparent things, to remember the hotel's cherry red
shutters as being apple green?