Battery Junction - Olight
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: peripheral vision reacting quicker?

  1. #1
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Baden.at
    Posts
    4,263

    Default peripheral vision reacting quicker?

    ... dunno where to post that question, so typing it in here ...


    When using my "typical" Li-Ion cell charger, I notice that:
    * when directly looking at it, I can notice that there is a short interruption in the red led lighting (when the charger checks voltage) but can not say more, but
    * when looking somewhere else, I can clearly say, that in between the red led light, the color changes to green...


    is peripheral vision "quicker", than focused?

  2. #2
    *Flashaholic* fyrstormer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Northern VA, USA
    Posts
    5,854

    Default Re: peripheral vision reacting quicker?

    Yes. Peripheral vision relies mostly on rod cells, which transmit lower-bandwidth greyscale video to your brain. Peripheral vision (including the miniscule amount that's actually in color) is given a higher priority for processing as well, because it's used to detect nasties sneaking up on you in the dark.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •