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Purkinje shift

the changes in perception of the relative lightness and darkness of different colors as illumination changes from daylight to twilight.
Origin of Purkinje shift
1970-75; see Purkinje fiber Unabridged
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purkinje-shift in Medicine

Purkinje shift n.
The change in the eye's region of maximal visual acuity as a function of availability of light; in the light-adapted eye the region is in the yellow range whereas in the dark-adapted eye the region is in the green range of the color spectrum.

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