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Persistence of Vision Explained: What Is Persistence of Vision?

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 28, 2021 • 2 min read

Thanks to an optical phenomenon called the persistence of vision, the human eye perceives a visual image for longer than the actual duration of a visual stimulus. Animators have exploited this quirk of visual perception to create animation motion pictures from a rapid-fire series of still drawings.