Monday, January 24, 2011

The Stroop Test

By the time the two football games were over last evening, I thought my brain needed a brisk walk.  I always say, if my body got as much exercise as my brain.....I'd weigh about 36 pounds.  Regardless, I came across the Stroop Test by Alvaro Fernandez, Sharp Brains.  This test is used to measure one's mental vitality and flexibility and requires paying strong attention. 

Explanation:  Quickly, say aloud what color you see in every word, not the word you read.

At first, I thought it was easy, but then something changed and I was saying the word, not the color.  It wasn't long and my brain begged to be left alone.  I went to bed.