The Stroop Effect

Thanks to the Language Log, I came across a new example of psychological interference today: the Stroop Effect. Try it – although if you suffer from colour blindness, it may not work…

Coincidentally, the word "stroop" in Dutch means syrup – and that aptly sums up the feeling of trying to walk through a vat of syrup when doing the Stroop test.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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