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Definition of the noun Eigengrau

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  1. The dark grey colour seen by the eyes in perfect darkness, as a result of signals from the optic nerves.


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Eigengrau, also called Eigenlicht, dark light, or brain gray, is a term for the uniform dark gray background that many people report seeing in the absence of light. The term dates back to the nineteenth century, but has rarely been used in recent scientific publications. Nowadays the phenomenon is more commonly referred to as "visual noise" or "background adaptation".

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Google previewThe Experimental Phenomena of Consciousness : A Brief Dictionary (2007)

A Brief Dictionary by Berkeley Talis Bachmann Professor of Psychology University of California, Berkeley Bruno Breitmeyer Professor of Psychology University of California, Berkeley Haluk Ogmen Professor of Psychology University of California

Eventually, the perceived color of the homogeneous Ganzfeld stimulus fades away from experience, turning into a gray, featureless entity (Eigengrau in German); many observers experience perceptual blankout, a feeling of being unable to ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

Eigengrau Phosphene (q.v.). eight stages of man See ontogeny, psychic. Einfuehlung Empathy (q.v.). Einheitpsychose Unitary psychosis, a concept held by Griesinger (and others) that all psychiatric symptoms are manifestations of a single ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

Eigengrau n. A nondescript grey fog that is perceived by a viewer experiencing * stabilized retinal images. [From German eigen own or one's own + grau grey] eigenvalue n. In statistics, a quantity often used in *multivariate statistics to indicate ...

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Scrabble value of E1I1G2E1N1G2R1A1U1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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