Word Brain Teaser Explained

Brain Word Games

Brain Word Games

By Boomeryearbook.com

See if you can read the paragraph below. You might be surprised to find that you actually can read it even though it looks like a bunch of jumbled gibberish.

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!!

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

So how does this happen? Well, according to the paragraph itself, the mind reads a word as a whole so it doesn’t matter if the letters are out of order as long as the first and last letters of a word are in the right place. However, this task is probably more easily accomplished by people who habitually read. The more often you read, the faster your mind can process the words you are reading. Most likely, your mind recognizes words that are used on a regular basis more quickly, even if the letters are in the wrong order. Did you notice any words that took you slightly longer to figure out? Or did you read straight through without any hesitation?

It might also help if you are good at playing the word games or riddles that require you to unscramble the letters. Have you ever noticed that some people seem to just look at a scrambled word and can instantly know what the correct word is supposed to be? It seems unfair, doesn’t it? If you’re not one of those people you probably had a bit of difficulty reading the above paragraph. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that not smart. The mind is a funny thing and everyone processes things differently and at different rates.

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