In the absence of light - Eigengrau

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Ewald Hering (1905, 1920/1964), still differently, calls the phenomenon eigengrau (“intrinsic gray”; though in 1878 he still uses Helmholtz’s “eigenlicht”), and the choice here of grau (gray) over schwarz (black) is surely deliberate: In the absence of contrast, especially after a long time, he suggests, we experience not so much blackness as neutral gray:
If we awake at night when it is still completely dark, at first we distinguish no objects at all, but see the whole visual field filled merely by those weak, more or less unsteady, cloudy or spotty colors which one can call the intrinsic gray (intrinsic brightness or darkness) [eigengrau (eigenhell oder eigendunkel)] (1920/1964, pp. 74-75).


from Between darkness and light, released July 28, 2017


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