Friday, 19 September 2008

The power of the Mind


fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

10 comments:

jmb said...

In this multicultural world we live in we have to be able to communicate using minimal information and filling in the blanks based on our existing knowledge.

It does make it a lot easier however if it is correctly spelled and in some cases it is absolutely crucial, even life saving or life threatening if not.

Yep I am one of the 55 people who can. It is not only reading the word as a whole, most of us process phrases even sentences in one large gulp.

CalumCarr said...

No prob.

Ginro said...

njskjs dh jdskjkn jasdkajnf lol

Nunyaa said...

You are right JMB, I'd rather have correct spelling..thank goodness this isn't one of those things we would follow to the letter...LOL ginro I understand :)

sally in norfolk said...

I have no problem reading this...wonder what that say's about me :-)

James Higham said...

Strangely, I can follow this. lol

Deb Acle said...

Wonder what the 'strangeness' means?

It was quite satisfying to be able to decipher this. But it reminded me of when I had a stroke - the letters were all over the place rather like this, I couldn't understand a jot of it all then. (Don't we take reading fro granted?)

QUASAR9 said...

Itneseritng

QUASAR9 said...

I still can't make any sense of Bulgarian written language - even when the spelling is right

CherryPie said...

Makes perfect sense to me too!