Changes in the appearance of stimuli of very high luminance.

  title={Changes in the appearance of stimuli of very high luminance.},
  author={T N Cornsweet},
  journal={Psychological review},
"Evidence concerning the absorption of light quanta by visual pigment molecules is used to derive a theoretical relationship between the parameters of light incident on the retina and the output of the receptor cells. This relationship leads to the following prediction: when two retinal areas are illuminated, one very intensely and the other still more intensely, there will be a period of time during which the less intensely illuminated region will appear brighter than the more intensely… CONTINUE READING