word cognition

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by god-of-course, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. god-of-course Bluegoblin. Registered Senior Member

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    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  3. fireguy_31 mors ante servitium Registered Senior Member

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    BRILLIANT!

    Not only did you assert something but you also proved that assertion in your assertion..
     
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  5. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    At first I thought you were a horrible typer, but as I read... I did not stumble, I did understand everything.

    Maybe this fact has to do with the brain putting words in a catagory. First, it finds the finds the first letter. The, I guess the brain recognises the size of the word. Then the right brain quickly rearranges it.,
     
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  7. sargentlard Save the whales motherfucker Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that has been known for a while. The brain needs very little of the information that regards to everyday tasks because the mind works out schemas for everything...it has to. The Brain can't reprocess same information all over again evevryday, if it did then you wouldn't be able to funtion at all because the brain would be too busy configuring itself to even the most trivial and mundane of tasks.

    So yes...the mind expects very little of the real world stimulus of normal things we are used to, the rest it fills itself from long ago learned information and experience.
     
  8. certified psycho Beware of the Shockie Monkey Registered Senior Member

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    Taht si perety cloo
     
  9. Actually, psycho, you shouldn't have changed "is" or "cool".
     
  10. moementum7 ~^~You First~^~ Registered Senior Member

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    That was actually quite amazing
    upon the words my eyes were gazing

    I too thought you were joking around
    but as I read through it was totaly sound

    COOL

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    Unless of course we are all just illiterate
    it could be possible,a little,a bit.

    Now I have excuses for messing up words
    I can get away with spelling hroses and brids

    If anyone frowns and says"well where is your source?"
    I will tell them,"you fool! why it's god-of-course!"

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  11. Lord_Couchpotato Registered Member

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    Amazing

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    I never thought a grammer/spelling maniac like me could read such a paragraph without fainting.... But after getting the main idea my hair set down again.
    Let's try it myself:
    Hlleo, tihs is a vrey suitpd snteecne, sncie ti si... AHHHHHH!! The terror. I can't go on.

    Good job in scaring the heck out of me

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  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I think we're used to typos in words, and we're also good at guessing what a word should be from the context.

    The first paragraph in this thread can be read, but it is harder than a correctly-spelt one would be.

    What does this say?

    "Taws blirilg, and the stihly teovs did grye and gelmie in the wbae."

    Somewhat more difficult, isn't it, with the unfamiliar words? Unless, of course, you recognise the phrase for what it should be.
     
  13. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    Damn, is it alice in wonderland or through teh looking glass? I need to read htem both again.
     
  14. Persol I am the great and mighty Zo. Registered Senior Member

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    In the same vein, it has been demonstrated that people can read sentences consisting only rectangles. It seems we also recognize the shape of simply words.
     
  15. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    GOD:
    Incredibly brilliant thread. Beeeeeeeautiful. For this you are God alone. Please marry me.

    There's a theory to language centered around this very property in the human brain that I've worked out, similar to the check bits that computers use in handling errors. The only example I've ever found to vouch for this was "Gvie em lbietry or gvei em daeht", by Paul Henry (name?) and nothing else.

    I'll be cutting and pasting you, God. You've made my fucking day.
     
  16. Raithere plagued by infinities Valued Senior Member

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    You misspelled gmilbe.

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    I also recall reading an article (although I cannot find a reference) that showed that we primarily use the top half of the letters in recognizing words.

    ~Raithere
     
  17. SG-N Registered Senior Member

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    That's not only e strength... I saw a test once in which you missed the meaning of the sentence because of your brain speed (however I don't remember where I saw it). There was also questions such as how many "o" is ther in this sentence... and that's crazy to see that even if you know that there's a difficulty, you still miss the good answer. That's the same with the color/word problem : green, red...
     
  18. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    <i>You misspelled gmilbe.</i>

    Damn, you're right. Bt ppl can also cpe with wrng spelings, can't they?
     
  19. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    Player Hating Bastard that I am.

    For those of you who care, I got this message in a mass-email from a friend today:

    This is cool! check it out.

    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy,

    it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod
    are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat
    ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl
    mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs
    is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but
    the wrod as a wlohe.
     
  20. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    Wes:
    Pause.

    Is that not the same message my GOD started his thread with?
     
  21. I don't understand. "Wabe" is not a word, but yet that is the only other possible arrangement of those letters.
     
  22. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    It seems a bit silly to ask.

    *points to gendy's eyes*
     
  23. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    Wt abt elmntng most or all of th vwls n a wrd.
    Thts how I typ 2 som frns. Ts a gud wa 2 snd mssgs on media tht limts th amt of chrctr spc.

    evnelmntngspcscnwrkfynwenthrsntnufrum.
     

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