Weird thing with the eyes after playing Rockband!

mlucifersammlucifersam Unsigned
edited September 2009 in The Beatles: Rock Band
I stopped playing Beatles Rockband at about 8pm last night. When I went to bed at 2am and shut my eyes, I could STILL see the fret board with red, yellow, blue & yellow blocks and orange bass kick blocks coming towards me!!

Also, after playing the game and concentrating hard, when you look at the static screen, it appears to be rising slowly. I had to go right up to the screen to make sure it wasn't really moving.

I know it's all to do with your brain, but it's still very odd.

Anyone know what's going on in your head to make this happen? (especially with seeing the game when you shut your eyes 6 hours after you turned it off!)

I remember similar things happening when I discovered Game Boy Tetris in the early 90s! I'd shut my eyes and still see blocks coming down.

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  • KingfishKingfish Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    I'm the same way with porn...I shut my eyes and i STILL see it! :)
  • sgt_melinsgt_melin Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    Kingfish;3026242 said:
    I'm the same way with porn...I shut my eyes and i STILL see it! :)
    hahahahaha
  • vcalzonevcalzone Rising Star
    edited September 2009
    It's better than some of the other game series I always play when they come out... Grand Theft Auto and Burnout. After too long playing those, I see a convertible pass me in the next lane and either want to steal it or knock it into a gas station.
  • StargazingGarouStargazingGarou Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    Unfortunately, I can't explain specifically what it is that causes the latter condition you explained. All I know is that it deals with shifting your perception from a moving object to a static one. There's nothing wrong with it, it just takes a short bit for the brain to shift gears, so to speak. At least I hope that's it, considering I've been dealing with it since my first days of DDR through Frequency/Amplitude, GH/RB, etc. lol

    As far as the fretboard goes, just because you may not be concentrating on the game at the time, doesn't mean that you're not still going at it somewhere in the back of your mind. I know there's plenty of occasions where I've "seen" the notes/stepcharts/etc. as they'd be laid out while listening to songs. It's kind of an offshoot of the "Tetris Effect" in which people would still see the falling blocks and try to arrange them in their minds to form lines.
  • willcromptonwillcrompton Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    I've had the 'tv rising off the stand' effect but never the 'seeing the fret board' effect.
  • LockheedLockheed Rising Star
    edited September 2009
    Take breaks and drink plenty of fluids!
  • XXXelaXXXela Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    Haha, have you played any music games prior to TB:RB? This happened to me way back in the days of GH1, but it went away after a while. You'll probably get used to it.
  • TurboStitchCWTurboStitchCW Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    lol...i've been playing for about a year and a half, and still see the "everything slowly rises" effect after playing a few songs.
  • OakTeaOakTea Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    Seeing the 'fretboard' happened to me back with DDR/Stepmania.
    The two solutions are Play More, and Play Less. :p You'll either get used to it, or not have it happen due to overplaying. :p

    The other effect is called Vertigo, I believe, and I don't think that's ever happened to me. Perhaps it did back with DDR, but I can't remember.
  • HeadcaseHeadcase Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    mlucifersam;3026232 said:
    I remember similar things happening when I discovered Game Boy Tetris in the early 90s! I'd shut my eyes and still see blocks coming down.
    Quick fun fact: This is referred to as "The Tetris effect" (whether applying to Tetris or other games).

    I've experienced this playing Meteos.
  • HeadHunter67HeadHunter67 Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    mlucifersam;3026232 said:
    When I went to bed at 2am and shut my eyes, I could STILL see the fret board with red, yellow, blue & yellow blocks and orange bass kick blocks coming towards me!!

    I remember similar things happening when I discovered Game Boy Tetris in the early 90s! I'd shut my eyes and still see blocks coming down.
    I had the same issue with Tetris, and I still get the fret board thing too. Actually, I noticed as I drift off to sleep, if I see the frets I'll unconsciously try to "play" them with my hand.

    I think it's probably something that a certain type of person experiences. I'll bet you have a puzzle-solving kind of mind. When we sleep, our mind "defrags" itself - assimilating the experiences of the day, rectifying perception and applying what we've done to learning. In an alpha state (the relaxed, pre-sleep condition), the mind is very susceptible to learning. It could simply be that your mind is playing the game long after you've turned off the TV.
  • mlucifersammlucifersam Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    XXXela;3026978 said:
    Haha, have you played any music games prior to TB:RB? This happened to me way back in the days of GH1, but it went away after a while. You'll probably get used to it.
    Ha, no, this is my first game of this type!
  • GryffindorGryffindor Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    It's far worse with the GH 1-4 games because of the fretboards. I hate GH Vision.

    The first couple of hours I spent with TB:RB it felt like a combination of Super Mario Galaxy with Tic Tacs.
  • Jordan10laJordan10la Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    TurboStitchCW;3027008 said:
    lol...i've been playing for about a year and a half, and still see the "everything slowly rises" effect after playing a few songs.
    Yeah I do too occasionally but it's fun to see when it does happen.
  • JohnnygoWalkerJohnnygoWalker Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    Yes this happens if you play for a long time. It's similar to the watefall effect.

    http://chiron.valdosta.edu/mawhatley/2500/spiral.htm

    It can also happen when your eyes aren't closed.
  • SkeleshredderSkeleshredder Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    Only time it happened to me was after I played the Endless Setlist on RB2. I have gotten the "stationary object that appears to be rising" thing before, but ESL2 was the only time I had the fretboard after-image.
  • JohnnygoWalkerJohnnygoWalker Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    I use to get the "highway after effect" when I first got RB2 I guess I have played it so much I have gotten use to it. I can't remember the last time I was still seeing the note highway.
  • HPLabonteHPLabonte Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    Used to happen to me for RB1, also for GTA3, i'd close my eyes and see the wanted level stars, hahaha
  • RelevantTruthRelevantTruth Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    It used to happen to me back in the GH1 days. Its crazy at first but you get use to it. I also still till this day at times can see the board or notes moving if I close my eyes, but I also did a lot of acid as a kid so to a point I think its cool!
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