Chapter 26. Properties of Light. Electromagnetic Waves. Recall… Light originates from the accelerated motion of electrons. Magnetic field…
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Because of an effect called lateral inhibition, we don’t perceive the actual differences in brightness.
The brightest place s in out visual field are prevented from outshining the rest, for whenever a receptor cell on our retina sends a strong brightness signal to our brain, it also signals neighboring cells to dim their responses.
This allows us to discern detail in very bright areas and in dark areas as well