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Author Topic: Can you read this?  (Read 3119 times)

kyrathaba

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Can you read this?
« on: April 29, 2011, 06:09:13 PM »
I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 07:08:02 PM »
Of course this only works on people that are literate. Otherwise the brain won't be able to make out the word images from which it reconstructs meaning and stuff.

I have seen this text all over the internets. Now they should make a study about writing in such a way :) I guess it would be much harder than reading it.

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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 07:31:50 PM »
Don't mean to be a drag, but this is really old. I remember seeing this in a meeting at work in 2003 and even then it wasn't exactly new to me.

That said, it is still really cool.

Now they should make a study about writing in such a way :) I guess it would be much harder than reading it.

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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 08:31:20 PM »
This actually was pretty startling.  As soon as I stopped trying to decipher the words and instead just ran my eyes along the same way I do reading normally, the speed picked up to 99% normal. 

Interesting brain stuff.

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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 03:46:27 AM »
It seems to work best for English texts, other languages (even my primary) doen't read as easy as English when mangled up like this.

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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011, 02:23:00 PM »
Of course this only works on people that are literate.

Ironically such a text is only likely to come *from* someone who's not. ;)

It seems to work best for English texts, other languages (even my primary) doen't read as easy as English when mangled up like this.

Once again proving that English is mostly gibberish anyway? :D

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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 02:43:33 PM »
Of course this only works on people that are literate.

Ironically such a text is only likely to come *from* someone who's not. ;)

And I can't even imagine how difficult it might be for someone who has dyslexia.


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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 02:58:57 PM »
Probably works better for languages that don't use 'endings' or noun gender, and where the meaning is largely determined by a word's placement in a given sentence.

Although it works for some 'foreign' languages too. For example:

«Yyé izdûr zōmánimör Örziz Azziz xánzeriz Örziz?»  ;)


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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 03:14:17 PM »
Now they should make a study about writing in such a way :) 

If I remember correctly, this method of writing actually originated from a study done in a university in the UK.


Don't quote me on that, but im pretty sure it did

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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011, 03:40:06 PM »
Now they should make a study about writing in such a way :)  

If I remember correctly, this method of writing actually originated from a study done in a university in the UK.


Don't quote me on that, but im pretty sure it did

Isn't Cambridge in the UK?

aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy


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Re: Can you read this?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2011, 11:01:00 PM »
Now they should make a study about writing in such a way :) 

If I remember correctly, this method of writing actually originated from a study done in a university in the UK.


Don't quote me on that, but im pretty sure it did

Isn't Cambridge in the UK?

aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy


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