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When Red is Green and Blue is Yellow

We now have a list of colour names instead of nonsense syllables. As before, say out loud what colour the word is printed in and not what is written down. Happy? Then off you go!

 

What's going on?

As long as the colour and what the word says don't contradict, the speed of saying the colours stays normal. When the colour conflicts with what the word means, we slow down.

Our brain is quicker at recognising words when you read than it is at remembering colours. Before we can say the colour, our brain quickly reads the word and recognizes its meaning. When the meaning of the word is different than the color the word "gets in the way” - slowing us down.

Why don't we have problems with meaningless combinations of letters? Since these "words” have no meaning, there cannot be a conflict with the color we say aloud.

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