What type of energy can you see with your eyes?
We live in a world of energy, from the energy created through physical activities to energy from light and sound waves. But most of this energy is invisible to the naked eye. The only form of energy visible to the human eye is energy carried by light. This is a type of energy known as electromagnetic energy, which includes light from the entire electromagnetic spectrum, such as ultraviolet light, x-rays, and microwaves.
How Your Eyes Recognize Electromagnetic Energy
When light enters your eyes, it activates photoreceptors called cones, which convert the light into electrical signals. These electrical signals then travel through the optic nerve to the brain, which interprets these signals as the colors and images you see.
The cones located in your eyes are divided into three categories based on their sensitivity to different wavelengths of light: S-cones for short-wavelength blue light, M-cones for medium-wavelength green light, and L-cones for long-wavelength red light. Your brain interprets the signals sent by each of these cone types to form the colors you see.
Example of Electromagnetic Energy You Can See
When you flip a light switch and the bulb lights up, that’s an example of electromagnetic energy you can see. Other examples of light from visible electromagnetic energy include: radiating energy from the sun, burning a candle, a flashlight, and different colors of the visible spectrum.
Ways to See Other Types of Energy
Although the only type of energy visible to the eye is electromagnetic energy, there are other types of energy you may be able to sense with your eyes. Some people report being able to see a ‘sizzle’ or ‘current’, particularly when they wake up in the morning, or when the collective energy is intense. Other people sense a ‘wall’ of energy that moves dynamically.
These forms of energy cannot be seen with the human eye, but some people may be able to use their intuition to sense it. Other types of energy, such as energy related to sound waves and kinetic energy, are not visible to the eye.
The human eye can only detect light energy in the form of electromagnetic energy. Examples of light from this form of energy include turning on a light switch, burning a candle, and the sun's radiant energy.
However, some people may be able to sense other forms of energy with their eyes, although they are not visible to the eye. People who are sensitive to energy may sense a sizzle or current, or a wall of energy. These forms of energy cannot be seen, but can be sensed with the intuition.