Dr Eric Chudler PhD presented an interactive demonstration…

Dr. Eric Chudler, PhD presented an interactive demonstration of “Neuroscience for Kids” at Life Sciences Research Weekend. One of the activities Chudler often presents is “Colors and the Famous Stroop Effect.” From Chudler’s web site:

The famous “Stroop Effect” is named after J. Ridley Stroop who discovered this strange phenomenon in the 1930s. Here is your job: name the colors of the following words. Do NOT read the words…rather, say the color of the words. For example, if the word “BLUE” is printed in a red color, you should say “RED”. Say the colors as fast as you can. It is not as easy as you might think!

For more on the Stroop Effect, see http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/words.html.

Chudler’s web site is a rich resource for teachers, or for parents and kids to enjoy on their own. Below is a video about the site shared by UW Medicine:

About Neuroscience for Kids

Neuroscience for Kids was created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system.

Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other web sites for you to explore.

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