Saturday, December 31, 2005

Can You Raed Tihs?

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs. 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? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

(h/t Chelsey)

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Lucy said...

I've discovered that its even easier if you focus on the space between the lines so that the line you're "reading" is just off center.

Saturday, December 31, 2005 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger Caltechgirl said...

heh. How hard was it to type, though?

Saturday, December 31, 2005 7:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevin D. said...

But the brain only reads the whole word after it has long since learned the proper way of figuring out what a word is phonetically.

This study is dangerious because it seems to support the idea of whole-word reading instead of emphasing phonics first.

Monday, January 02, 2006 1:42:00 AM  
Blogger Paul Burgess said...

Kevin! Down, boy! Down! It's a joke, son! It's a joke!

That said, I'm just glad that when I learned to read at age four, I learned phonics.

Monday, January 02, 2006 6:53:00 AM  

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