Originally Posted by horatio
Which is quite interesting IMO. While the typical read alert darkening of VOY is good for atmosphere, increasing the brightness in a dangerous situation might be more realistic, reflecting the increased attention and sensibility of our senses in dangerous situations.
I'd think just the opposite should be true. When you're driving at night and need more focus, do you turn on the overhead dome light? Not the best
metaphor this time out, I'm afraid, but do you see the general principle? Decrease ambient brightness to increase focus on the displays, including the main viewscreen.