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Interesting Stuff and Reference



Stroop Interference Effect


In psychology, the Stroop effect is a demonstration of interference in the reaction time of a task. When a word such as blue, green, red, etc. is printed in a color differing from the color expressed by the word's semantic meaning (e.g. the word "red" printed in blue ink), a delay occurs in the processing of the word's color, leading to slower test reaction times and an increase in mistakes.


Demonstration - Say aloud the colors of these each of these words, as fast as you can:


Green Red Blue
Yellow Blue


Blue Yellow Red
Green Yellow



Chromatophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of colors. Like most fears and phobias, the fear of color is created by the subconscious mind as a protective reaction. It was likely an emotionally traumatic event in ones past that was linked to colors in general or a specific color. Because the association of colors to that traumatic event is so strong, when subjected to colors later in life the unconscious mind brings up terrible feelings. The phobia affects people in different ways, with some experiencing the suffering all the time and others just to direct stimuli.



Specific Color Phobias:


Phodophobia - Fear of the Color Red

Chrysophobia - Fear of the Color Orange

Xanthophobia - Fear of the Color Yellow

Chlorophobia - Fear of the Color Green

Cyanophobia - Fear of the Color Blue

Porphyrophobia - Fear of the Color Purple
Leukoophobia - Fear of the Color White
Melanophobia - Fear of the Color Black


Color Temperatures-



The Five Healing Colors

Blue: The healing color of the kidneys.

Red: The healing color of the heart.

Green: The healing color of the liver.

White: The healing color of the lungs.

Yellow: The healing color of the spleen.

According to Chinese medicine, the "Five Healing Colors" can purify and heal all the pathways in the body, and the colors are traditionally used to harmonize the organs. When you visualize these universal energetic color forces, the organs become purified. (Even if you don’t have organs in stress, this is a wonderfully cleansing and preventative exercise for your whole body)

Use this guided meditation using any one of the organs using the appropriate color:

1. Sit calmly but alertly.
2. Pay attention to the calm place behind your mid-brow.
3. Think of something you love, and relax.
4. Bring your attention to the organ in need of attention.
5. Picture the organ, feeling the love you experienced in #3.
6. Picture the organ as a rose that is the color required, and imagine the rose slowly opening. Repeat until the color radiates through and from the organ.
7. Breath out the colored light