With flashing lights, why does the first flash that you see just as you look at it seem to last longer than all the rest?

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Either the first flash you see will seem to last longer than the rest, or the gap between flashes will be disproportionately long.

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This is *chronostasis,* as your brain tries to guess what was going on while your eyes were moving.

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