PURKINJE SHIFT

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The phenomenon of the apparent shifting of the perceived colors of an object as the intensity of light shining on it changes. For instance, the yellow of a flower at noontime is far different when observed under the light of a setting sun.

PURKINJE SHIFT: "The purkinje shift describes the fact that a rose can be perceived as bright red at one point and then almost black as the intensity of light shining on it changes."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PURKINJE SHIFT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/purkinje-shift/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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