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Variations in irrelevant ink color impaired the processing of color words in a card-sorting task, demonstrating the occurrence of a reverse Stroop effect in a task without a spoken response. The magnitude of the reverse Stroop effect was not significantly affected by whether the card sorting was carried out in isolation, while irrelevantly articulating, while retaining digits, or while irrelevantly imaging. © 1981, The psychonomic soceity, inc. All rights reserved.

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Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

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