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Stroop Effect refers to the difficulties or slowing in naming the colors of words whose meaning is not the same with the color. For example, when the word "yellow" is written in green. The basis of this effect is the difference between theoretical and practical logic or visual and color perception.
This effect is successfully used in psychology as a diagnostic tool that determines attention, as well as the development of logic and theoretical aspects of perception. Also, based on the Stroop effect, many modern trainers, with which you can effectively improve a variety of properties of attention, as well as learn to perceive the essence, were developed.
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The interesting thing is that the speed of completion of the training based on the Stroop effect for children may be much higher than for adults, because the child is not really able to use theoretical data.
With Stroop effect, it was proved that certain types of perception correspond to different parts of the brain, so reading the text becomes difficult. One section sees the word (and for the older generation it is more active), and the second more slowly picks up the color. For children, the areas that are responsible for the perception of the text, are less developed, so it is much easier for them to complete the task. In addition, the effect shows how quickly and efficiently a person adapts. After a few minutes of uninterrupted reading of these words, the brain automatically shuts off the perception of speech and leaves only the understanding of color.
The first appearance of the Stroop task in the world occurred in 1935. Its developer was J.R. Stroop, who proved his hypothesis by experimentation.
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The first developments of such theory appeared in 1929, but they became widely known after the appearance of the effect in 1935.
For getting results, Stroop conducted several similar experiments. The first experiment was for test a group to name the word written on paper, regardless of the color, in which it was shown. During the second test, people had to name the color of the word, regardless its meaning, and the third experiment meant naming the color of the square, in which the word was written in black ink. During these tests, Stroop was attentively watching theory prevailing over practice, gradually people getting accustomed to the requirements, while were beginning to dominate.
An interesting fact is that to name the color of the squares with the words written in them was as easy as to voice the words, regardless of the color, in which they were written. That's why, the second experiment is used for training and is the actual base of Stroop Effect.
BrainApps presents some interesting and effective game trainers. They were developed by a team of qualified professionals, so they have a user-friendly interface, beautiful and original design and will undoubtedly have a positive effect on cognitive processes in the human brain.
Two trainers are available on the website:
* The Stroop Task. Using the keyboard during the completion of the game, select the color, in which a word is written on the screen. This trainer is a modification of the standard test with the Stroop effect.
* The Stroop Task Revolution. Classic version, which, however, is a modified form: a trainee is provided with two cards. On the one of them, color of letters and the meaning of the word match, on the second - they don't. It is necessary to choose the second option. To try it, you can go to the section.
Just a few weeks of the exciting game, and the user will feel the increase in the level of concentration of attention, working capacity and sustainability to distraction, and the most important thing will emerge - a user will significantly improve the quality of work, especially if it is related to mental work.