How does the mind's eye 'see' in the absence of light? Imagine a large empty room with a dresser at one corner. You walk up to the dresser and open the top draw. You see a red book and a box of matches. You light the book on fire and throw it on top of the dresser. I assume you could all imagine this (after you read this first of course), and quite vividly I would imagine. How is the mind able to conjure up and 'see' these vivid images in the absence of light? Sorry if this is a stupid question but it's been bugging me. Is this a quality of the physical brain or metaphysical mind? Are synaptic flares generating just enough light for our imagination to 'see'? Is light no longer necessary because we can replicate light from mere experience? I don't know what to think.