On reading misspelled words

April 20, 2012 | By | Reply More

One of my daughters recently showed me an email containing following.  This is apparently making the rounds on the Internet, and for good reason:

I was quite surprised at how easy it was to read this passage.  Here’s another test, though.  Try to type the above passage exactly as it is above.  You’ll find that your body’s motor routines strongly interfere with your ability to accurately type this.   I was reminded of the Stroop Effect.


Category: Psychology Cognition

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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