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Purkinje's phenomenon

Alternative eponyms

  • Purkinje's effect
  • Purkinje's shift

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A phenomenon of adaptation of the pupil of the eye to light intensity.

Description

A phenomenon of adaptation of the pupil of the eye to light intensity. As light intensity decreases and the eyes become scotopic, red-yellow objects are perceived to fade faster than blue/green objects of the same brightness - the reds become less luminous, the blues more luminous. 1825.

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