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Quick! say aloud what col­or you see in every word below, NOT the word you read 🙂

The Stroop test is used in neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tions to mea­sure men­tal vital­i­ty and flex­i­bil­i­ty, since per­form­ing well requires strong inhi­bi­tion capa­bil­i­ty.


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  1. Maria says:

    This is tricky–and fun! Thanks for the men­tal cal­is­then­ics!

  2. Beate says:

    Ha! I real­ly slowed down when the col­or and word no longer coin­cid­ed. Asso­ci­a­tion is a strong pre­dicter of response!

  3. Victoria says:

    Answer: Brown

  4. Alvaro says:

    Hap­py that you enjoyed it!

  5. Aaron says:

    The trick of these is dis­so­ci­at­ing from the text itself. A slight relax­ation of the pupils and the text becomes blurred allow­ing one to focus only on the col­or.

  6. Alvaro says:

    Aaron: great trick. You can cer­tain­ly do that. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can train your brain to inhib­it your nat­ur­al response and instead devel­op a new response pat­tern.

  7. halo1 says:

    its hard

  8. shashank says:

    blue col­or , its all filled inside all the let­ters of the words giv­en .

  9. Alvaro says:

    Shasha: a very cre­ative, and tech­ni­cal­ly cor­rect, answer 🙂 Now, can you also say the col­or of each word?

  10. SammyP says:

    That’s hard at first…but when I group the words by col­or (all reds, all greens, etc) and then jump around to that col­or it becomes very easy. I think that might be cheat­ing. (I like shashank’s answer too)

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