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Young-old Quick! say aloud what color you see in every word, 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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11 Responses

  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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