Neuroscience Resources for Kids

Colors, Colors?

The famous "Stroop Effect," named after J. Ridley Stroop in the 1930s. Here is your the colors of these words. I do NOT want to know what the words say...rather, say the color of the words. For example, for the word BLUE, you should say "RED." Say the colors as fast as you can. It is not as easy as it seems.

You might find the lesson for this activity useful - it contains some background and a data sheet to keep track of your errors.

The words themselves have a strong influence over the color.

The original reference to the Stroop paper is: Stroop, J.R. Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions. J. Exp. Psychol., 18:643-662, 1935.

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