WHITE OR YELLOW LIGHT? PART IIIA

WIT OF GEEL LICHT? DEEL IIIA

This article gives a concise summary of the composition and function of the human visual system. It deals with the anatomy and physiology of the retina, and in particular with the duplicity theory and the geometric distribution of rods and cones. It appears that photopic (and up to a point high mesopic) vision is also of importance in night driving. The pupil is also dealt with. However, there seem to be no grounds for giving preference to either of the two colours under consideration. Contrast sensitivity and visual acuity are dealt with in detail. Although some differences between the two colours can be indicated there is no consistent preference for either of them. Besides all differences are too small to carry any weight as far as night time road traffic is concerned. /TRRL/

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    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • SCHREUDER, D A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 90-95
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM