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Because the focus of inquiry is upon the storage or retention of information it will be convenient to use the late nineteenth century term memory after-image, or primary memory image as it was sometimes called. In 1883 James Ward wrote, The primary memory image can always be obtained, and is obtained to most advantage, by looking intently at some object for an instant and then closing the eyes or turning them away. The object is then imaged for a moment very vividly and distinctly, and can be so recovered several times by an effort of attention .

Her accuracy was perfect and the task became aboring one. • . . put the circle on the square, and if the sides of the circle 'stick out' of the sides of the square the circle is too big; if the circle doesn't reach the sides of the square, it is too small. lt's just like placing areal circle on top of a square. In another study by Meenes (1933) 34 out of 100 negro school children were reported to be eidetic. Most of these subjects succeeded in synthesizing a figure consisting of two parts, one of which formed an eidetic image which was projected upon a background containing the other.

Among the procedures that might be used to determine whether the phenomenon is ever a genuine one might be the selection of naive subjects such as children or members of pre-literate societies, and the use of additional procedures based upon the manipulation of conditions known to influence phenomenal experience of ordinary after-images. For example, Weiskrantz (1950) found that his S obtained after-images to an imaged black square, which varied in size according to predictions based on Emmert's Law.

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