Can you read this?

United States
October 9, 2006 6:06pm CST
I was shocked that I could actually read this, and that it made since LOL. Can you read this? 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 dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs rpsoet it. Strange..isn't it? =)
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33 responses
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 06
Yes, no problems to read that and it sound to be true on the statement.
@moneymind (10520)
• Philippines
24 Oct 06
but i don't really like reading sms messages, i have a hard time figuring out what it really means.... ha ha ha ha... guess i'm not into sms. greetings. : )
@moneymind (10520)
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
with the advent of sms or txt messaging where in almost a single letter can mean a three letter word is no wonder. so not really new to it but yeah it is sort of strange actually. greetings. : )
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 06
Yes, its very true with that and especially when we use sms where we wish to be fast and short.
@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
3 Dec 06
I got that in an E-mail recently, I find it quite amazing, that our brain has the ability to decode and reprocess at the same pace as normal reading. It's really quite amazing. Thankyou for sharing that with us!
@mvsrao (4367)
• India
3 Dec 06
more details available at : http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~mattd/Cmabrigde/
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
1 Nov 06
That was cool..Do you think women can read this better than a man because i asked my husband if he could he said no but that could be hat he just didn't try very hard..lol.. I read it perfectly fine..
• Macedonia
1 Nov 06
Human mind has deep sicrets. Thats why computers can not take our jobs .. he he
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
24 Oct 06
That's crazy, I can really read it, no problem.
@K_Chawla (211)
• India
23 Oct 06
i couldn't believe that i could actually understand what i was reading. The phenominal power of the human mind, according to research at Cambridge University , it doesn't matter in which order the letters in the word are,the only important thing is thatthe first and last letter be in the right place.The rest can be total mess and u can still read it without a problem . this is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole.Amazing huh ? yeah and i always thought the spelling was important if u can read this repost it. yes i udernstood hahahahaha
• Netherlands
22 Oct 06
Yeah it was actually clear as day to me. That is weird. I saw it as if there was nothing to it. Wow I want to see it again now and have my boyfriend look at it. Thanks for sharing this it is rather entertaining. :)
@flex90 (1443)
21 Oct 06
Yeah I could read that, and with some pace too!
@sairashab (128)
• United States
21 Oct 06
yeah itz goood n amazing :)
@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
21 Oct 06
wow thats just...amazing...the power of the human mind eh
• India
21 Oct 06
i guess each and everyone can read this. i got this mail as "ONLY 2% of persons in this world can read this"...but i feel that everyone can read this.but anyway it is very interesting.so complex is the functioning of our brain.
@jetlady (338)
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
I also read about this a hundred times or so. lol. amazing brain mechanisms, isn't it?
• United States
21 Oct 06
That's really neat! I didn't realize that's how our minds read words.
@sambosch (845)
• India
21 Oct 06
Thanks for sharing. Its good for people that make typos.
@ladyheart25 (1816)
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
Amazing but true, we can read betwen the lines no matter how u joggle the letters, as logn as u dotn add anything unnecessary its so easy to read.
@nickel1191 (2793)
• India
21 Oct 06
really amazing it is!
@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
21 Oct 06
i could not believe that i could actually understand what i was reading. the phenomenal power of the human mind, according to a research at Cambridge University, it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be in the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole. Amazing, huh? Yeah, and I always thought spelling was important! if you can read this repost it. Yay!
• United States
21 Oct 06
screenshot - This is screenshot of ultima online
I've seen that before, and when I stopped to think about it, I do read fairly quickly and it makes sense that my brain only really registers the first and last letter in their places, the ones in the middle can be in any order.