Think of the subconscious as a catchment tank, a processing laboratory, a place where the data extracted from the subconscious is kept until it can be put together by the conscious mind for use in the physical. It is sometimes thought of as an analogy to a garden hose with water flowing through it. If the flow of data (water) is interrupted (turned off at the tap), there is still a flow of data in the subconscious. Even after the remote viewing session has ended or is interrupted, the viewer can still produce residual data for a few minutes. It is assumed that this flow of data comes from that part of the flow that is dammed up in the subconscious or is waiting there.