Posted by Peter on 5th December 2007

News: Can yuo raed tihs?

Cna yuo raed tihs? Msot polepe 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? I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

This is interesting, especially on a day when the government states that an extra £30 million scheme is being introduced to help children with the dreaded dyslexia!

It seems to me that we still do not really understand how children learn to read. Perhaps, more importantly, whilst the above text can be read and understood, if numbers were mixed up in the same way they would be absolutely impossible to understand

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