Skip to main content

Response Modality and the Stroop Task: Are there phonological Stroop effects with manual responses?

Parris, Benjamin A., Sharma, Dinkar, Weekes, Brendan S. Hackett, Momenian, Mohammad, Augustinova, Maria, Ferrand, Ludovic (2019) Response Modality and the Stroop Task: Are there phonological Stroop effects with manual responses? Experimental Psychology, 66 (5). pp. 361-367. ISSN 1618-3169. E-ISSN 2190-5142. (doi:10.1027/1618-3169/a000459) (KAR id:79605)

PDF Author's Accepted Manuscript
Language: English
Download (807kB) Preview
Official URL


A long-standing debate in the Stroop literature concerns whether the way we respond to the color dimension determines how we process the irrelevant dimension, or whether word processing is purely stimulus driven. Models and findings in the Stroop literature differ in their predictions about how response modes (e.g., responding manually vs. vocally) affect how the irrelevant word is processed (i.e., phonologically, semantically) and the interference and facilitation that results, with some predicting qualitatively different Stroop effects. Here, we investigated whether response mode modifies phonological facilitation produced by the irrelevant word. In a fully within-subject design, we sought evidence for the use of a serial print-to-speech prelexical phonological processing route when using manual and vocal responses by testing for facilitating effects of phonological overlap between the irrelevant word and the color name at the initial and final phoneme positions. The results showed phoneme overlap leads to facilitation with both response modes, a result that is inconsistent with qualitative differences between the two response modes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000459
Uncontrolled keywords: Stroop, selective attention, response mode, phonological, facilitation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems
Depositing User: Dinkar Sharma
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 15:36 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 14:36 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sharma, Dinkar:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year