The incredible human mind

April 9, 2008

I would have posted this on twitter (@notronwest) but since I am limited to only 140 characters, Twitter would not be the best place to put this.

Are you in the top half or the bottom half?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
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 forwrad it

Do a google search on “fi yuo cna raed tihs”.  Amazing!  I love this world we live in.

One person even tried to use the above phenomonon to help people understand

Did you read the text and were you able to understand the meaning and the message it contained, If so think about it if you can read the message even when the order at which it is written is changed, Our DNA is also evolving in a similar fashion, now go on read about DNA, Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes or Transposons you would understand them better



One Response to “The incredible human mind”

  1. Steven Erat Says:

    Although I was somewhat familiar with the phenomenon, this is the first time I read a long paragraph written as such. Surprisingly, I was able to read it at normal speed without missing a beat.

    I think spammers already know this too. My Yahoo account is constantly bombarded with SPAM that circumvents their filtering because the subject line and the body takes advantage of this phenomenon, and passes right thru literal traps.

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