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jelami First Officer

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers are in a wrod. 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 thought slpeling was ipmorantt

Pretty cool huh?

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Elkinallen First Officer

Dude! Think

Wow!!! I was able to read that as quickly as I could have read it if it were,,,,, all spelled correctly!!!!

Shocked

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Interesting, I'm a fast reader and didn't have a problem but do when someone spells the words wrong or mixes them up.
Maybe I expected to see what you wrote so I was able to read it. Dont Know

Radar

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Timothy (Moab) Trainee

I like to blame my big hands Razz but most fishermen are not the best spellers, Got to work with GOD gives ya, but some times some ppl don't even try Razz just my take.
Peace Timmay
AKA Moab

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Fly Away Simulation (Flyaway) Site Admin

Very interesting post - managed to read it with no problems - perhaps we skim the word and anticipate the next.

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Jason (Av8r77) First Officer

It functions off the Gestalt principle.

Your mind can process words much faster than you can "read them to yourself."

Your mind sees patterns and recognizes words from the patterns that they form. Even if the letters are out of place, your mind can recognize them and form them into a context that you can understand and normalize, just like it was spelled correctly.

Basic Psych classes do this all the time to prove it in lab. They take things like words, pictures, even super heros and enemies. We can look at Batman and within a split second think of Robin. It's just pairing and matching what we are accustom to.

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