The Stroop effect, named after John Ridley Stroop, is a phenomenon illustrating the interference in reaction time of a task. When confronted with a word describing a color printed in a conflicting color (for example, the word "red" printed in blue), individuals take longer to name the ink color and are more prone to errors than when the word matches the ink color.
This effect demonstrates the nature of automatic processing and sheds light on the cognitive mechanisms underlying attention and the interplay between conflicting information streams.
Delve into the world of cognitive interference by participating in an online version of the Stroop test. This experiment allows you to firsthand experience the challenges of the Stroop effect:
The demo above was created using the
jsPsych library—a powerful tool for building behavioral experiments in a web browser. This library provides a flexible framework for designing a wide variety of cognitive tests, making it a favorite among researchers and educators.
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