Bezold-Brücke phenomenon

Be·​zold-Brücke phenomenon | \ ¦bāt-ˌsȯlt-ˈbri-kə-, -ˈbrᵫ- \

Definition of Bezold-Brücke phenomenon

: the shift in the hue of colors that occurs when the intensity of the corresponding energy stimulus is materially increased, except in the case of the stimuli for certain invariable hues approximating the psychologically primary hues

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History and Etymology for Bezold-Brücke phenomenon

after Wilhelm von Bezold †1907 German meteorologist and Ernst W. von Brücke †1892 German physiologist

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“Bezold-Brücke phenomenon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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