Fechner-Benham colours

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Another name for pattern-induced flicker colours induced by Benham's top. US Fechner-Benham colors. Also called Fechner colours or subjective colours. [Named after the German philosopher, physician, psychologist, and mystic Gustav Theodor Fechner (1801–87) who discovered the phenomenon in 1838 using a disc with 18 progressively longer arcs and the English amateur scientist and polymath Charles Edwin Benham (1860–1929) who rediscovered the phenomenon in its more familiar form in 1894]

Subjects: Psychology.

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