Monday, February 20, 2006

The Amazing Human Brain

Our brains are so amazing. I received the following in an e-mail and was pretty amazed that I could read what it said despite the jumbled letters. Makes ya feel kind of smart! Read on and see for yourself!

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty
uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde
Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

9 comments:

Nunzia said...

ha! that was pretty cool... how are you?? :)

Bainwen Gilrana said...

Kind of gives the tip to the people who think whole-word-reading should be emphasized over phonics.

Meow said...

It's incredible to think that we can read all that as though it were spelt correctly. I guess it goes to show that we don't actually need spelling ability to read !! I think it helps, though !! Thanks for sharing.
Take care, Meow

clew said...

UGH! I think I just had an aneyurism.

naive-no-more said...

After years of shorthand I could probably read this even if it didn't have any middle letters.

You know, not once in my adult life have I had a use for shorthand, except to write out Christmas lists in my own special code so the kids didn't know what they were getting.

Chloe said...

that's incredible! i had never thought of that. yet, i read the whole paragraph without a stop and i'm not even a native speaker.

Nelly said...

I've seen this before. Pretty neat!

The Editor said...

cool post! :)

Lori said...

I've read this before and it really is an interesting concept. Yet, I work with some children who are dyslexic and this must be how their world is all the time. One paragraph is easy...but can you imagine how it would be all the time?