The color we “see” on the buildings for that brief second is a visual phenomenon referred to as a negative afterimage. As the topic of negative afterimages is very complex, let us simplify the key points to facilitate comprehension. Our eyes contain photoreceptors (cones and rods) and “there are 3 types of color receptors (cones) that are most sensitive to either red, blue or green” (Washington.edu, n.d).
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