The Stroop Effect Experiment : The Stroop Effect

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The Stroop Effect is an experiment that John Ridley Stroop, discovered in the 1930s. He was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 21, 1897 and completed his training at Peabody College where he received his Ph.D. degree. Although several other researchers studied it, it was named after Stroop, and he also published a paper on it in 1935. The Stroop Effect is a demonstration of how the interference of conflicting information between the brain and the eyes can slow down the reaction time in some tasks. There are two parts to the experiment. A group of words is shown to the subject. The words are names of colors, but each word is written in a color different than the word. In the first test, people are timed to see how long it takes to say the color that is written. For example, if the word was “purple” then the test taker would say “purple”. Then, in the second test, people are timed to see how long it takes to say the color that is written when the word is printed in an ink color that is different from what is written. For example, if the word was “purple” and printed in red ink, then the person would say “red”. Many tests today are done very similarly, although the test that Stroop did was slightly different. …. In order to understand what causes this to happen, it is important to know a little bit about the structure and function of the brain. There are three major parts in the brain, the Cerebellum, Cerebrum, and the Medulla. The Cerebellum is responsible for,

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