Why Doesn’t It Get Dark When You Blink?

Normally when you blink, you don’t really notice, and it turns out your brain is playing a bit of a trick on you to make that happen!

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Sources:
science.sciencemag.org/content/207/4433/900
psycnet.apa.org/record/1981-06762-001
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982205006603#bib4
www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31509-3?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982216315093%3Fshowall%3Dtrue
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www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/why-you-don-t-go-momentarily-blind-when-you-blink-1.4868093

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