GREEN BLUE BLACK
RED WHITE PURPLE
What is the color of each word above? Stating the color is tricky, because your left brain (the verbal part) is guided by each word's meaning...while your right brain (the visual part) is guided by each word's color.
It's a classic (non-surgical) "split" between your left and right brain!
I had to have a little discussion with my brain to sort these out. This is a great way to see the left and right functionality of the brain.
Nice experiment Deborah.
The word "green" is pink.
The word "blue" is red.
The word "black" is blue.
The word "red" is gray.
The word "white" is black.
The word "purple" is brown.
Btw- I have no clue how to make them larger.
Yes, but did your mind struggle with the word green and trying to state it is pink?
Why would my mind struggle? You clearly stated the parameters of the test.
So, regardless of what my eyes see, the left side of my brain reasoned, what the answer was, therefore I typed it.
Did I stutter in my actions? Just in reading your OP, to make sure I understood.
So far NO ONE gets the drift of this.
It's not about saying what the colors are.
It is about the left brain reading Green and trying to immediately say (to yourself) what the color really is.
It should be easy to see the word green, but harder to say quickly what color the word is.
This is a fascinating topic, especially as it applies to many artistic disciplines. Betty Edwards text, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" deals with many of these perceptual/visual tangles, particularly as they apply to drawing. Some people do not experience them the same way as others, of course, or have no trouble at all with some of the experiments, such as friend Cags, but they are nonetheless fun and interesting.
I find it very easy to ignore the actual colors and read the words. However, if I invert the test to look for green as "go" and red as "stop", it is equally easy to ignore the words. I suspect that would be true for most people, which is why requiring you to to do one thing if you read green and another if you actually see the color would be better. The time it takes you to react correctly would more accurately indicate any dominance.
I do not know if anyone has actually done such testing.
So weird - I was just reading about left brain / right brain yesterday.
Agree that it's easier to read the colour names regardless of font shade than to ignore the word and just 'read' the colour of the font.
Great experiment Deborah!
Cool! When I see the word 'Green', I seem to want to say 'Pink' etc.; can't spontaneously say what I'm looking at.
As Pcunix says, as soon as my brain discovers that the word is the "wrong" color it is very easy to ignore the actual word/letters and simply look at colors. At that point is is easy to correctly say the colors.
If though the word is actually read however, it then becomes an exercise in reading the word, discovering the right color and deciding which to report. As the two are in conflict it takes a conscious effort of thought to do so.
Simplistically, the right brain can't read so use it exclusively during the test.
The real test is in reading the word and expressing the color of the font, to show the left and right brain conflict/job.
Blocking one or the other out doesn't show the effect of the conflict.
That was kind of my point. If you can block the left brain side, the right side takes over and it's easy. If you allow the conflict between the two it takes much more effort to get it right. A clear difference in the workings and capabilities of each.
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