Human Brain Is Too Efficient

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are witren, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl 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.

63 Comments on “Human Brain Is Too Efficient”

  1. this is true but you cant read as quite as fast because with words spelled correctly your brain can assume whats coming next where as with this your brain has to read word for word.

  2. Well, this only works because our brain actually predicts what the next word would be based on our observation and experience with the language. The 1st and last letters only aid us in making sure that the word we’ve predicted is infact correct. Just for fun, try reading this one:
    Cmabrigde lsat mttaer waht in aoccdrnig ltteer to a rscheearch Uinervtisy at in deosnt oredr the ltteers it witren in and pclae a wrod are tihng the olny iprmoatnt is the frist be taht the rghit

    There’s no cambridge research for this thing in fact.

  3. I tihnk Cbmagdrie’s rarcsreeh has its bihgrt sdie. Jsiagw was rhgit wehn he ronesaed taht if the leretts wree wetrin in a way taht deos not mkae snees it wluod be headrr for us to raed the seencetns at nmraol seped. But tihs is sltil ieetnitnsg and who kwons we can laren mroe aubot tihs in the frutue.

  4. I’m certain this doesn’t apply to long words however. Occasionally you’ll see something like
    “lpdoaobseorniuiaus”, which is too long for your vision to clearly capture all the letters at once, so your brain has to analyze it in components (ie. syllables) which no longer exist.

  5. Actually, this really is due to our familiarity and usage of english. If you do this with random words that don’t make a sentence, or really long words, its very hard. our brain predicts what’s next, but there has to be a proper sentence, or very familiar words. JIGSAW, that’s very true, though it is possible to read that (slowly though), because we’ve already read the actual sentence. But this is quite interesting!
    I wenodr waht esle our bairn can do!

  6. As someone stated, this really doesnt work with longer words, or if you move the letters too far away from their original place. For example:

    I jmuepd out of an aliarpne wtih my ptcaharue.

    Or:

    I wluod lkie to put tihs in my cetinnoar.

    As you can see, parachute and container no longer flow, and they get completely lost. Even airplane becomes rough. God help you if someone did this with perpendicular.

  7. People – please learn how to spell! Why does everything have to look like a text message (which, by the way, I do not think should be abbreviated)?

  8. Hi, I can still read it, but people who are Dyslexic such as myself have problems with reading. Are there any facts about how the brain works during reading for us?
    Why do words seem scrambled when we read if we read them as a whole?
    Thanks
    Chris

  9. thaganjaman wrote: #
    Hey Adam, you left out the “A” in container. What a dumbass

    How did he leave The ‘A’ out in container its there!! Spelt>>> cetinnoar!

    But also, the human brain is the organ malfunction because some people do not read the words poprzestawiane and can not even interpret what they read or understand, this is a professional bearing the name of the ailment”retreat”in the development of
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  10. Cutie Oranges wrote: #
    mgo i ntca lebieve i nca od hsit!!!

    your supposed to leave the first and last letter in the sane spot. stupid

  11. But who arrange the spelling at the first place? Wyh od we nede to spell mess as double s & not a single s? And the word enough can still be read if spelled as enaf. Why do we need to put P in Psychology if p is not needed in pronouncing it? English words are so difficult to read (both by eyes & by tongue) write, use & understand for most of the words are pronounced differently from its spelling. Imagine “going to” is not pronounce as gowing to but “gonna”. English is the most popular crazy language in the world. I’m sorry for the word but I’m not posting this to fight for all English speakers but may this helps you to realize & analyze how hard your English language is. Thanks! Peace!!! =)

  12. English is actually is simple compared to the others, especially the morphology and syantax. About the pronounciation, most words are derived from latin, and we obey the spelling, besides, if every word is pronounce and respelled:

    Just look them up – and goose and choose
    And cork and work and card and ward
    And font and front and word and sword,
    And do and go and thwart and cart –
    Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start!

    would become

    Jvst lwk them vp – a.nd gus a.nd chuz
    A.nd kork a.nd wrk a.nd card a.nd word
    A.nd font a.nd fr’vnt a.nd wrd a.nd sord,
    A.nd du a.nd go’ a.nd thwort a.nd kart –
    com, com, aiv hardly meid ‘a start!

    it is to make variations in words and better clarity.

  13. people who are good in playing scrabble could easily understand how to read those disarranged letters of the words

  14. This fact is bogus. All these words are so common and small that of course we can tell what they are. Most of the time you wouldn’t beable to quickly read scrambled sentences. Look it up

  15. Georgie wrote:
    If Einstein was so smart, how come he’s dead?

    It’s either you are 9, which in that case I won’t blame you then or that you just cannot comprehend that one’s ability to think and his or her mortality has in fact, zero relations.

  16. Sir Jason wrote:

    Georgie wrote:
    If Einstein was so smart, how come he’s dead?

    It’s either you are 9, which in that case I won’t blame you then or that you just cannot comprehend that one’s ability to think and his or her mortality has in fact, zero relations.

    Best response ever!

  17. I can’t find all the information that I need to cite this source. You need to make this information available so that people can properly source your website.

  18. j wrote:
    This fact is bogus. All these words are so common and small that of course we can tell what they are. Most of the time you wouldn’t beable to quickly read scrambled sentences. Look it up

    in all autclatiy eevn mroe cploemx wrods can be mssiellped and we wuold sitll be cpabale of raeidng tehm

  19. Wow, taht was a vrey itnesreintg! Tihs fcat is relaly ncie! wow, it’s hrad to tpye lkie tihs bcuaese splel check kepes canhging my wdros up!

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