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What wavelength of light is the human eye most sensitive to?

555 nm

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People also ask, which wavelength of light appears blue to the human eye?

Rod cells, containing only the photopigment rhodopsin, have a peak sensitivity to blue-green light (wavelength of about 500 nanometers), although they display a broad range of response throughout the visible spectrum.

One may also ask, why is the human eye most sensitive to yellow? BTW: the human eye is the most sensitive to yellow, because it stimulates the most nerves together: the lightness sensitive rods, and the color sensitive red and green cones, simultaneously !

Likewise, people ask, what colors of wavelengths of light is the retina sensitive to?

Since the red cone is sensitive to a range of wavelengths, it is not only activated by wavelengths of red light, but also (to a lesser extent) by wavelengths of orange light, yellow light and even green light. In the same manner, the green cone is most sensitive to wavelengths of light associated with the color green.

What wavelengths can the human eye see?

The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye. Electromagnetic radiation in this range of wavelengths is called visible light or simply light. A typical human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 380 to 740 nanometers.

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