February 21, 2012

Your Brain is Smarter than You Think It Is

The brain is an incredible thing, and scientists are continually learning more about how it works and what it's capable of. I've come across these two findings, and I thought they were worth sharing.

All Mixed Up
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Neato, huh?!
Here's one more:

Figuratively Speaking
This took a second to catch on, but by half way through I was humming right along.
I don't know if that's true that "only certain people can read this," but either way it's interesting.

Yay for our amazing brains!


  1. that's pretty cool! i was able to read both without any problems. it's like when i wrote backwards yesterday. the first sentence was a little awkward, but then i was humming along, no problems!

  2. I'm so glad my friends are talented! We're all geniuses! haha