Monday, May 23, 2005

The Brain Spells!

well, i'm back from a much-needed holiday and will do some posting and maybe get some pictures up here!!! I'm not feeling too bloggy today, but found this interesting little article in the Globe and Mail newspaper.. .thought i'd share it with you cuz its absolutely FASCINATING!

The Brain Spells

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. Aoccdrnig to rsceearh taem 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. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.

**i'm not sure about the accuracy of the name "typoglycemia". . doesn't sound legit to me! "glycemia" means "the presence of glucose". . its a medical term. I would think this amazing condition would be called something like typoglossia. . i don't know? ('glossa' means tongue) maybe as it pertains to language, etc. Regardless of what its called. . . its STILL fascinating!!!!***

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

That's awesome! I didn't have any problems reading that at all, you're right!

Kathryn said...

wirde eh? i rlealy fuond it so itrnsetnig!

Lindsay said...

uh oh, you didn't put the 'd' on the end of 'wierd' there!

Kathryn said...

uh oh. . sorry about that one. . it slipped!

supersimbo said...

wow that is really interesting..........glad you had a good holiday...........i need a holiday!!

Kathryn said...

thanx, bud. . it was just what we needed. So great to get away from the 'routines'!!! You should make plans to get away!

supersimbo said...

yea pricing flights to Prague the other day but dunno whether to go or not

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Kathryn said...

go somewhere, Ally!! you need a break.