MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Subject: Brain confuses the words of colors with the color each word is written in??

Date: Wed Jan 24 18:58:13 2001
Posted by John S.
Grade level: 4-6 School: Mexia Middle School
City: Mexia State/Province: Texas Country: USA
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 980380693.Ns
Message:

I have a poster with the words of colors written in different colors -  
(the word RED is written in blue ink,   the word GREEN is written in 
orange ink).  If we try to say the color each word is written in, we end 
up saying the word.   Why does your brain want to say the word instead of 
the color?   What is going on in the brain?


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