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A Very Cool Brain Game – The Stroop Effect Test

The Stroop Effect test is a cool brain teaser which exercises your brain. To play the game, you start by pronouncing the color of the following words. Don’t read the words, just pronounce the colors of the words.

Green Red Blue
Purple Blue Purple

Easy enough, right? Now, do the same for this second group of words. Again, don’t read the words, just pronounce the color of the words.

Blue Purple Red
Green Purple Green

Ahh… That time is was a little more difficult wasn’t it? It took you a little more time to go through the list of words. The reason is that the color of the second group of words does not match the actual word itself. This causes a delay in the time it takes to name the color of the words in the second group. This is called the Stroop Effect.

The Stroop Effect test exercises the portion of the brain which is considered to be responsible for higher order executive functions (frontal lobe). The Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! software program for the Nintendo DS contains an automated Stroop Test built into it.

Check out the YouTube video below based on the Stroop Effect test.

The link below takes you to an interactive version of the Stroop Task game. It’s difficulty increases as you get better. It’s a blast to play!

Click The Color

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25 thoughts on “A Very Cool Brain Game – The Stroop Effect Test”

  1. Hi gdash

    Appreciated your post on my blog about Brain Health and wanted to let you know I found your information on the Stroop effect very interesting. All the best. Don

  2. playing this game and listening the song for 5 minutes is a fair representation of what hell is like.

  3. Interesting indeed. The brain is such an awesome part of our body. Great find and thanks for sharing. Any other cool games you could recommend? Thanks

  4. It’s hard to read the words out loud, but the game is very easy (for me anyway). I just block out what the word says and just concentrate on the color.

  5. It’s hard to read the words out loud, but the game is very easy (for me anyway). I just block out what the word says and just concentrate on the color.

  6. I got about half way through until I just couldn’t ignore the words. It was a good brain exercise, takes alot more thought

  7. Very nice, the goal is to ignore the words completely, then it will be easy.
    I tried it on different words and it was easy, which means that only the words themselves are confusing.

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