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Say The Color Not The Word !

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This peculiar effect is known as "Stroop Effect" named after J. Ridley Stroop who discovered this in 1930.


Why is it difficult to say the colour ? The words themselves have a strong influence over your ability to say the colour. The interference between the different information (what the words say and the colour of the words) your brain receives causes a problem. There are two theories that may explain the Stroop effect: Speed of Processing Theory: the interference occurs because words are read faster than colours are named.Selective Attention Theory: the interference occurs because naming colours requires more attention than reading words.
I think that this puzzle would be easier for a very young child than for older children or adults. Try  this out on some small kids who know their colours, but cannot yet read! I would imagine that the children would not get confused by this puzzle because the words would not have any meaning to them. They just recognise th…