intrinsic light

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light

 [līt]
electromagnetic radiation with a range of wavelength between 390 (violet) and 770 (red) nanometers, capable of stimulating the subjective sensation of sight; sometimes considered to include ultraviolet and infrared radiation as well.
idioretinal light (intrinsic light) the sensation of light in the complete absence of external stimuli.
polarized light light of which the vibrations are made over one plane or in circles or ellipses.
Wood's light ultraviolet radiation from a mercury vapor source, transmitted through a nickel-oxide filter (Wood's filter or glass), which holds back all but a few violet rays and passes ultraviolet rays of wavelength around 365 nm; used in diagnosis of fungal infections of the scalp and erythrasma, and to reveal the presence of porphyrins and fluorescent minerals.

intrinsic light

The sensation of light when there are no retinal stimuli to produce that sensation. Synonym: idioretinal light
See also: light
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And it is that museum's method of display that Melvin Moti took as the subject of his critique in this exhibition, titled after the film and photographs that together make up Eigengrau (The Inner Self in Outer Space), 2011--Eigengrau being a German coinage for the color one sees in absolute darkness.