*Member of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists).
THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR THE SENSATION OF GLOOM: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ASPECTS
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2007
Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 161–163, April 1987
How to Cite
Rothwell, S. E. and Campbell, F. W. (1987), THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR THE SENSATION OF GLOOM: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ASPECTS. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 7: 161–163. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.1987.tb01014.x
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 19 DEC 2007
- Received 18 July 1986, in revised form 10 October 1986
Abstract As our ambient lighting is gradually reduced from a high level, subjects use the following words-bright, gloomy, dim and dark. On six subjects the light level at which these decisions are given has been measured. It has been found that the word gloomy is used when the rods begin to take over from the colour-sensitive daylight cones.