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The Stroop effect and mental imagery
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Abstract
The classic Stroop task is very simple: you have to name the color of words printed on a page. If these words are color words (like "red" or "blue"), where the color named and the color it is printed in are different (say, "red" printed in blue), the reaction time increases significantly. My aim is to argue that the existing psychological explanations of the Stroop effect need to be supplemented. The Stroop effect is not exclusively about access to motor control. It is also, to a large extent, about interferences in perceptual processing. To put it briefly, reading the color word triggers-laterally and automatically-visual imagery of the color and this interferes with the processing of the perceived color of the word. In other words, the Stroop effect is to a large extent a sensory phenomenon, and it has less to do with attention, conflict monitoring, or other higher-level phenomena.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Perception. - London
Publication
London : Sage publications ltd , 2024
ISSN
0301-0066
DOI
10.1177/03010066231212152
Volume/pages
53 :1 (2024) , p. 61-67
ISI
001100644300001
Pubmed ID
37946455
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Creation 04.12.2023
Last edited 28.02.2024
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