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Experiment Author: Adapted from STEP and used with permission of Brian MacWhinney
Investigates how difficult color and shape are to verify for "easy" and "hard" shapes and colors.
In this experiment a shape and a word that may or may not describe that shape appear on screen simultaneously. Press 'y' if the word describes the shape or 'n' if the word does not describe the shape. The first section of the experiment has simple shapes and colors. The shapes are squares, circles, and triangles colored either red, blue, or green. There is feedback for correct and incorrect answers on each trial. There are 72 trials in this section.
The second section introduces more complex shapes and colors. Trapezoids, hexagons and pentagons now appear as well as teal, mauve, and gold as added colors. Feedback is also not shown during this section. There are 432 trials in this section.