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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Human Mind...

The Paomnnehal Pweor Of The Hmuan Mnid.
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch as 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 porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Did you just read the above paragraph without any trouble?

Isn't it amazing?

*Reminder!: Today is FEB. 20th...remember to enter a photo to the free Photography Contest. February's theme is "Critter Closeups". Please enter your photo by midnight on Feb. 28th to the address listed in these rules. Best of Luck to all the entries!
I will be showing all the entries in an upcoming blogpost and announcing the winner of February's contest by Mar. 15th....stay tuned!!!


Claudia said...

I am fascinated by your blog list. There are so many interesting blogs out there, and so many to be discovered.

I will have to take a vacation day to read them all. And each one leads to another.

Brian Miller said...

gerat psot! i hvae a hcecaead now. lol.

Fran Hill said...

Geart psot.

The Retired One said...

Claudia: yes, all the blogs out there are amazing. I am always wishing to have more time to read them all..I had to actually quit following some because I just couldn't read them all..and I like to leave comments on each blog I follow, so I found it impossible to keep up without stress!

Brian: Gsh, I hpe t wsnt a mgigrn.

Fran: fynny wmnon.

DJan said...

That is really interesting. But aren't there a LOT of words with the same beginning and ending letters? I had no problem reading it and would have scrambled my letters but the wags in front of me beat me to it.

Unknown said...

The human brain is amazing.

CiCi said...

Yep, I read it at the same pace. I of course noticed immediately that each word was "misspelled" but I figured it was intentional. Good little experiment.

The Retired One said...

DJan: Yes, but it must have to do with the context as you begin reading is really interesting how fast you can read it too, isn't it?

Eva: It sure is!

Technobabe: it is quite interesting, I think.

Ann said...

Amazing post. I never knew that and I was amazed how well I could read it all messed up. That is something.

Bernie said...

I had no trouble reading this Joan, it is amazing....Wonder why we bother with all the other letters if we really don't need them.......:-) Hugs

Insanitykim said...

I love that!

The kids have a Shell Silverstein er whoever book, called Runny Babbit, where he actually changes the first letter of each word for others in his poetry. It amazing me how easily I can read it messed up AND correctly! The kids think it's hysterical, as do I...

OH! I must enter! Ack! :)

J.J. in L.A. said...

Yup! Read it with no problem. And I can't wait to get back on my regular computer so I can continue entering your photo contest. Love the netbook but getting tired of this bed. lol!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

No trouble reading that at all... Yes, the mind is an interesting thing, isn't it????

Hope you have a great weekend and week ahead. We are headed to Arkansas tomorrow.

Rick (Ratty) said...

This is very amazing. It demonstrates that humans see combinations of smaller things in pictures of whole big things. This also shows a flaw in humans brains. People also see actions in larger chunks. The next time someone is tying their shoes, interrupt them right in the middle, and then see how much trouble they have continuing. You'll be surprised by how many people have to start over again.

SquirrelQueen said...

It is interesting how our mind will immediately translate it into the correct words. I read it with no problems.

I will have a photo out to you in a few days, just trying to decide which one to use.


Unknown said...

Totally amazing, our brains!

The Retired One said...

Grannyann: amazing way we are wired, isn't it?

Bernie: True enough...we'd save a lot of time if we just dropped some, right?

Insanity: That books sounds sooo cute!

JJ: yes, enter!!! You only have a few days left for this one..hurry!

Betsy: Yay! Pictures of somewhere I have never been...looking forward to seeing them!

Ratty: True enough. I have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time. ha

SquirrelQueen: YAY!!! I'll be waiting for your entry! I am going on a trip for a few days, but hopefully I will be able to check my e-mail to let you know I got it when it comes in...but send it anyway, I will for sure check it when I get back and I can only accept the ones that make it to my email box by midnight on the 28th!!

Gaston: At least SOME of our brains. ha

Patti said...

Just found this incredible blog! I love your writing and will scroll around some more when I get another minute or two. I am transplanted here in Florida, uprooted 7 years ago from Northern Wisconsin, so I LOVE your snow pictures. It looks like you're having a lot of fun writing - it shows!

Anonymous said...

The mind is most definitely a powerful thing!

The Retired One said...

Patti: Welcome aboard!!!! I hope you join(ed) onto my blog as a Follower! I have a lot for you to read and a lot of pictures for you to see which will remind you of upper Wisconsin from the U.P.....

Eternally Distracted: Yes, it least for SOME folks. ha

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