chromatic adaptation


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chromatic adaptation

A change in hue or saturation, or both, resulting from pre-exposure to light of other wavelengths.
See also: adaptation
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Because UV light is absorbed by both these two different cells, the presence of two peaks in the dark-adapted spectral sensitivity curve measured as a whole by the ERG might be decreased under UV chromatic adaptation.
Chromatic adaptation experiments were conducted after the dark-adapted spectral sensitivity was determined by light-adapting the eye at either 381 nm (UV, n = 3) or 478 nm (blue, n = 4), waiting until a constant response to a dim test flash was observed for 1 h, then re-testing spectral sensitivity at all wavelengths.
Irradiance sensitivity for a single specimen at 3 [degrees]C was also tested after chromatic adaptation with 381 and 478 nm light as described above.