Human Mind Does Not Read Letters

by roshi on December 17, 2008

in Amazing, Interesting

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 deosn’t mttaer inwaht 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? yaeh and i awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt…

Did you read the above paragraph? I am sure you did. The actual paragraph is below:

I could not believe that I could actually understand what I was reading.
The phenomenal power of the human mind.
According to a research at Cambridge University, it doesn’t matter in what order the letters in a word are.
The only important thing is that the first and the last letter be in the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem.
This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole.
Amazing Huh? yeah – and I always thought that spelling was important…

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