Thursday, April 7, 2011

Letters order isn't important for our mind: a simple appengine service to play with this idea

I got several time an email about cool visual illusions and enjoyed a lot the one on the fact that our mind doesn't care about letter order, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be in the right place (refer as a Cambridge study). You might have already seen this:

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!!

I decided to create a service to play with the idea on google appengine.
You can try it now with your own text:

1 comment:

  1. Cool, although you might want to consider basically saying there was never a "Cambridge study" on letter order.