Can You Read This?

“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 Uinervtsy, 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. This is becuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas thuhogt slpeling was ipmorantt.”

I’m afraid I can’t find the original creator of this, (maybe Cambridge University?!), but it’s pretty cool, right? I sometimes think that it’s amazing that we can read; putting 26 letters and all sorts of punctuation together like puzzle pieces, while at the same time making meaning out of them, does not sound easy to me. For some of us, it isn’t, and I totally get that.Β  Any thoughts?

15 thoughts on “Can You Read This?

  1. I really have always wondered how the human mind can just read this in an instant. I have seen a few of these before, and for me, they are really easy to read. I wonder what it would be like if somebody wrote a book using this same kind of “code” with the letters all mixed up. I would really want to read it!

  2. This is so cool! I read all of it without re-reading a word! It’s so cool how our minds can figure out words when the letters of the word are scrambled. It’s amazing!!

  3. I think this is super AWESOME!!!!!!!! I saw some thing like this on another website. Only on the other website I only saw the first word and I thought they spelled the word wrong so I skipped the post. I really think this is cool!! =) πŸ˜›

  4. I think that is soooo cool that i just read that whole thing and didn’t stop once to see what a word meant; SO COOL!!!!! πŸ™‚

  5. That is so cool I love it. I can’t not believe that our mind just knows what the words are and the letter sare mixed up. I love it, so cool

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