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#1. The Stroop Test: Great brain teaser to challenge your mental vitality and flexibility

stroop-testReady to test your mental vitality and flexibility?

Quick — say aloud what color you see in every word, NOT the word you read.

Go from left to right, from top to down. Ready. Set. Go!


Not easy, right? This task is called the Stroop Test, and is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong attention, inhibition and self-regulation capability (also called executive functions).

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  1. Bob Beaver says:

    A most interesting exercise, particularly as one is conscious (aware) that the brain is struggling against what the eyes see and what the mouth wants to say. I enjoyed the exercise, but then again, being an educated Englishman my brain always fascinates me.

  2. Khalil says:

    Well it was to say second time. I used a trick, I did not see the complete words while saying, I just concentrate on the color of last alphabet of the word, did not look the whole word at all, in just second attmept the result was

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