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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stroop Test

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One of the most famous and well-studied effects in experimental psychology is the "Stroop Test" (named after its originator) involving naming/identifying the color of words that are themselves names of colors, which strongly cognitively interfere with that very naming process. Take the Stroop test

Wikipedia entry for same here.

One more indication of just how much our cognition is influenced, even overwhelmed, by the language substrate that we learn.

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