Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Great Minds

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!

7 comments:

kristi noser said...

What's wrong with it?

Joshua said...

Believe it or not, I remmember taking a test like this to see if I was Dislexic (sp?) Funny thing, but I think I read it faster than if it wasn't garbled. HA!

jim.norquisat@gmail.com said...

Thnak yuo for psotnig tihs, Ive been tnhiknig of pbulihsnig my own dcitionray.

Papar

Katie R. said...

That was so cool. My first grader will be so happy to know he only needs to remember the first and and last letter of his spelling words and go ahead and mess up the middle.

-V- said...

I saw this in an email once and was astounded. Hadn't heard it was only 55 people in 100 though - sounds like everyone here can read it. Like Joshua, it seems faster somehow... Yet, if only the first and last letter were present, I wouldn't be able to read it. So, somehow, those middle letters must matter even though it doesn't seem like we're using them. Maybe the eye takes in the length of the word along with the first and last letters? It's so weird...

Lis said...

In college we did a psych experiment to see if people could read a new paragraph like this one...I don't remember the outcome though...I do remember I didn't have trouble reading it, and most of my class of 30 didn't either.

erin said...

Not funny. Spelling is ALWAYS important.