Interactions between color and word processing in a flanker task

Avishai Henik, David Merrill, Tony Ro, Robert Rafal, Ziad Safadi

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To examine interactions between color and word attributes, participants responded, either manually or vocally, to a central target (color patch or word) flanked by a Stroop stimulus. Color and word attributes of the flanker affected both vocal and manual responding to color patches. Color and word flankers also affected manual responding to word targets, but only word flanker affected vocal responding to word targets. These results are not consistent with models (e.g., translational models) of Stroop tasks, which posit that interactions between colors and words occur only when vocal responding is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-209
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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