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!
For even more online brain games, click here.