publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

The Impact of Stimuli Color in Lexical Decision and Semantic Word Categorization Tasks

Margarida V. Garrido; Marília Prada; Cláudia Simão; Gün R. Semin;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: Open Science Framework
  • Country: Portugal
In two experiments, we examined the impact of color on cognitive performance by asking participants to categorize stimuli presented in three different colors: red, green, and gray (baseline). Participants were either asked to categorize the meaning of words as related to the concepts of “go” or “stop” (Experiment 1) or to indicate if a neutral verbal stimulus was a word or not (lexical decision task, Experiment 2). Overall, we observed performance facilitation in response to go stimuli presented in green (vs. red or gray) and performance inhibition in response to go stimuli presented in red. The opposite pattern was observed for stop-related stimuli. Importantly...
free text keywords: Colors, Green, Red, Stop, Go, Word categorization tasks, :Ciências Naturais::Ciências da Computação e da Informação [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Médicas::Medicina Básica [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, Categorization, Context effect, Stimulus (physiology), Semantics, Visual perception, Lexical decision task, Cognitive psychology
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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