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Brücke-Bartley phenomenon

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When the frequency is gradually lowered below the CFF (critical flicker fusion), the effective brightness of the test field begins to rise.

Description

A phenomenon related to the Broca-Sulzer effect. The sensation of glare in response to successive stimuli of frequencies just below the critical fusion point. When the frequency is gradually lowered below the CFF (critical flicker fusion), the effective brightness of the test field begins to rise, reaching a value equal to that of the uninterrupted light and even transcending it, reaching a maximum when the flash rate is about 8 to 10 Hz.

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