Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Can You Raed Tihs?




From Cambridge University

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.
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 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! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!

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If I were editing this, I'd take out the exclamation marks.

The human mind is an incredible thing. When I was teaching school (first grade) many of my students could write their names backwards--like you would see in a mirror. Their parents would be all upset, but I told them they would right themselves in a few months. Maturity takes care of things like that, usually. Knowing the developmental stages of children helps us not to panic. And maturity is not a race, either.

I love Mind Benders and brain puzzles. More to come.

Don't forget you have a couple days left to enter for Patti Lacy's book, An Irishwoman's Tale.

4 comments:

Delia said...

I'm a big fan of Mind Benders and brain puzzles myself so I can't wait to see more :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Crystal -

I love all the puzzles and quizzes you post. Such fun! And you're right - I was able to read your entire paragraph with no problem.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Sharon A. Lavy said...

I enjoyed this one.

Carrie said...

Dyslexics untie!
I love that joke since I'm mildly affected by dyslexia and dyscalcula (or majorly if I'm super tired!) It's amazing how God designed our minds to compensate for so many things! His gift to me of a love for reading helped me learn to "see", despite writing, speaking and hearing things backwards sometimes (to this very day!). Throw in the fact I'm blonde and left-handed and it's a wonder I can function!! LOL