Center for Successful Aging California State University, Fullerton 800 North State College Blvd., KHS-011D Fullerton, CA 92831-3599 email@example.com Whole-Person Wellness The Stroop Effect The Stroop Effect refers to a situation where you state the color of the ink of various color words and not just read the word itself. Making new memories require the need to inhibit attention towards irrelevant stimuli or thoughts and attend to the to-be-remembered material. This activity will help bring together all components of brain health which includes memory, executive function, and attention. Instructions: 1) First read the actual word aloud all the way through 2) Then read aloud the color the word is written in, not what the word says. Example: RED says “Red” and GREEN says “Red.” GREEN RED BROWN YELLOW PURPLE BLACK WHITE BLUE ORANGE WHITE BROWN PURPLE BLUE GREEN ORANGE BLACK RED YELLOW ORANGE GREEN BLACK WHITE BROWN RED BLUE WHITE PURPLE RED WHITE PURPLE BROWN ORANGE BLUE BLACK YELLOW GREEN BLACK YELLOW ORANGE WHITE GREEN BROWN PURPLE BLUE BROWN PURPLE ORANGE WHITE YELLOW GREEN RED BLUE BLACK YELLOW BROWN PURPLE RED WHITE BLACK YELLOW PURPLE ORANGE BLUE BLUE GREEN YELLOW BROWN ORANGE RED BROWN BLACK WHITE BROWN GREEN RED BLACK YELLOW BLACK ORANGE PURPLE BLUE Turn over this page for a more challenging activity. These words are now warped, but the instructions are still the same.