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Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« on: 02/08/2004 19:29:11 »
hi everybody,


You always see in cartoons that when someone gets a knock on the head they often see stars or in cartoon terminology perhaps some birdies fying around the head...Now, my daughter (2 years today !) just decided it would be funny to hit me over the head with one of her new dollys (cos she's well excited and we just had cakey!!!..anybody want some?)...errrhmm...anyway, after picking myself up and sharing in the laughter that I was the subject of, I couldn't help but notice sparkly things in the periphery of my vision.  It only lasted a 30 seconds or so....and sometimes, it also occurs when I have a real big yawn and stretch...so, why do we see stars in our head after sudden impacts etc ?

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #1 on: 02/08/2004 19:31:46 »
No need to answer this one guys....unless you haven't answered it before !!...just realised I asked the same question back in May !!!!..Sorry

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #2 on: 02/08/2004 20:22:30 »
even i dont know the answer guys please help us both..............
 

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #3 on: 15/08/2004 05:20:55 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

No need to answer this one guys....unless you haven't answered it before !!...just realised I asked the same question back in May !!!!..Sorry

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glad you realized neily-o I was glancing at the subject titles and was like "this on'es still active?"  ;)

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #4 on: 15/08/2004 15:07:24 »
eh ?...I'm seeing stars trying to figure out where Justins comment is above !!...you've been away too long geeza, you're out of practice !!

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #5 on: 15/08/2004 18:48:15 »
errp! you're right..... oh well twasn't anything of importance, just bashing you for asking the smae question twice.  I think that was right about the time I disapeared :)

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #6 on: 19/08/2004 22:20:27 »
I have only ever seen stars once from banging my head when i had a catastrophic fall whilst snowboarding. Man i felt sick and had an awful headache for the rest of the day! With the speeds i travel at on my board these days i thought it prudent to buy a helmet but my Bro and Sarah beat me to it with one for xmas! nice one guys!
 

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #7 on: 21/08/2004 18:51:29 »
If you take a hard enough blow to the back of the head, this brain area bangs against back of your skull. This stimulates it and you can see stars and flashing lights.  Each hemisphere processes half the visual information, so a jolt to the skull cross wires the brain sending a disrupted visual image to the central lobe.  Like shakeing a camera when your taking a picture?

A neurologist might be able to clear things up!



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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #8 on: 23/08/2004 04:06:22 »
I gather the blow would be the same sort of reason I didn't hear anything for a few seconds when I took an axe kick to the top of my head during a taekwondo tournament a few years back? that had me seeing stars and feeling very disoriented for a little while.

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #9 on: 25/08/2004 16:51:15 »
Wow I bet you were seeing stars!  The other dude must have been really flexable  to get his foot that high.

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Re: Why do I see stars when I bang my head ?
« Reply #10 on: 26/08/2004 04:20:36 »
Oh yeah he was flexible, mind you so was I back then. The other thing is he was also a good half foot taller than me as well so that helped a lot. Damn fast as well, thankfully it was the last time I had to fight him.

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