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Effects of Age on Cognitive Processing

Using colors and words, the Stroop Test allows researchers to measure processing speeds in the brain. We investigated how age affects processing scores.


Lisa Farley


Kelly Cotton, Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler

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The objective of this project was to study the effects of age and how it relates to cognitive processing. An adaptation of the Stroop Test was created and used to measure a person’s reaction time when taking that test. From the data, it can be concluded that a person’s age has an effect on their reaction time, and not so much on their accuracy.

This page was originally developed by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.

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