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stroop effect - CogLab Report: Stroop Effect Introduction...

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CogLab Report: Stroop Effect Introduction The question under investigation is the Stroop Effect, which is using a task in which a person is instructed to respond to one aspect of a stimulus and ignore another aspect. The specific task in question is whether or not people use automatic processing, a type of processing that occurs without intention (it automatically happens without the person intending to do it) and at a cost of only some of a person’s cognitive resources, to respond to certain tasks. Most simply, the experiment asks: Do people think or know before responding? Stroop discovered that observers were slower to properly identify the color of ink when the ink was used to produce color names different from the color of the ink. For example, observers were slower to identify red ink when it spelled the word blue. This is interesting because observers were told to report the color of the ink and ignore what the word spelled. The word seems to have interfered with the observer’s ability to report the
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