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Eigengrau

Definition of the noun Eigengrau

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noun

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

Explanation

Eigengrau, also called Eigenlicht, dark light, or brain gray, is the color seen by the eye in perfect darkness. Even in the absence of light, some action potentials are still sent along the optic nerve, causing the sensation of a uniform dark gray color.

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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 ...

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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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