Only 1 in 5 People Got a Perfect Score on the Stroop Effect Test—Can You?

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Ben Slate/iStock via Getty Images

At an early age, we're taught the basics, including numbers, letters, and colors. You may think you've got that knowledge nailed down, but a new test from the vision care experts at Lenstore.co.uk is designed to really test your ability to identify different hues—and it's a lot harder than it sounds.

The test measures how quickly you can recognize five matching colors and 10 mismatching colors. For example, a mismatching color would be the word blue spelled in green letters whereas a matching color would be blue spelled with blue letters. The test is based on the Stroop Effect, a phenomenon where conflicting streams of information interfere with your brain's reaction time.

After testing 2000 adults, 79 percent were able to get all five matching colors correct, while only 21 percent of respondents scored a perfect 10 out of 10 for the mismatching colors. They believe that different factors may affect your score such as age, emotional state, and how much you exercise.

Take the Stroop Test yourself and see how many matching and mismatching colors you can get right.

JuJuBe Just Launched a New Line of Adorable Harry Potter Bags

JuJuBe
JuJuBe

There are plenty of products that let you show off your Harry Potter fandom, but few are as adorable as this new line of bags from JuJuBe. As Red Tricycle reports, the retailer's Harry Potter Cheering Charms collection features accessories branded with cute, cartoon versions of your favorite characters from the book series.

The biggest stars from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World are represented on the bags, including Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Minor characters—such as Luna Lovegood, Severus Snape, Sirius Black, and Fred and George Weasley—are also included in the pattern. The characters are printed on the outside of the products on a black background with gold sparks. Inside, the bags are lined with red and gold stripes—the house colors of Gryffindor.

Whatever you're looking for, there's a Harry Potter bag to fit your needs. JuJuBe offer various styles, ranging from larger backpacks and duffel bags to small purses and ear pod cases. The store even sells diaper bags for parents raising future Harry Potter fans.

Bag with Harry Potter characters.
JuJuBe

Bag with Harry Potter characters.
JuJuBe

Bag with Harry Potter characters.
JuJuBe

JuJuBe launched its Cheering Charms collection on December 10, which means they're available in stores and online just in time for the holiday shopping season. You can browse bags—which range in price from $15 to $195—online at JuJuBe.com.

Here are even more magical Harry Potter items to fill out your gift list.

[h/t Red Tricycle]

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