visual sensation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n visual sensation the perceptual experience of seeing "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision","he had a visual sensation of intense light"
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Usage

In literature:

It was the tactile, not the visual sensations that upset him.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
A bird flying among trees avoids bumping into their branches; its avoidance is a response to visual sensations.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
What was Bloom's visual sensation?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Neither does touch inform us that our visual sensations are located in the eye.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXII." by Various
Their pictures depart, not from a visual sensation, but from a moral conviction.
"Since Cézanne" by Clive Bell
Those visual sensations suddenly cut off cannot there be recognised for what they are.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
This is the law in virtue of which subjective visual sensations are real visible objects.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
Then we have visual sensation; we see the object.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
The effect of the stimulus of light on the retina is perceived in the brain as a visual sensation.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
I have spoken of visual sensations.
"Dreams" by Henri Bergson
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In science:

This is as much a qualitative feature of our visual percepts as is the sensation of turquoise that we experience when looking at a tropical lagoon.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
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