Accession Number : AD0745106

Title :   Color Naming Latencies with Brief Exposures of Individual Stroop and Control Stimuli.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,Frederick N. ; Kuehne,Thomas E.

Report Date : 13 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Two experiments utilizing brief presentations of Stroop and control stimuli failed to show any increase in interference to color naming as exposures were shortened. The results contradict Klein's hypothesis that the delay of naming in the Stroop task results from the time required for 'restimulation' by the relevant color unless it is assumed this restimulation can occur via the 'iconic' image. Basically similar results when the iconic image was 'terminated' with an erasure stimulus, further suggest the inappropriateness of the Klein explanation or else of the belief that an iconic image can be terminated in this fashion. The failure to reproduce high interference of a previous study using brief presentations indicates that some other difference between that study and the previous and present works must account for those results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WORD ASSOCIATION, *COLOR VISION), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, LEARNING, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), FEEDBACK, VISUAL PERCEPTION, VISUAL ACUITY, INTERFERENCE

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE