There's a new quiz that challenges your ability to decipher jumbled up words and upside down letters.
Recognising the shapes of words is part of a human's reading abilities.
A report for the Medical Research Council explained:
Aoccdrnig to 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 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.
There was no such study, yet many people are able to read sentences which contain words with transposed letters.
A paper entitled 'Raeding wrods with jubmled letetrs: There’s a cost' by scientists at the universties of Massachusetts and Durham, argued that reading speed of transposed letters is slower than properly ordered text.
Test your word recognition skill, in a quiz created by Jake Barnes.