Re: Fascinating

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    Excellent article. Loved it. A precise demonstration of how we process
    language. For the most part, we see and hear what we expect to see and
    hear. If it's not exactly right, the brain will use the redundancy of
    language to put it all in the proper order.


    >Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 10:39:45 +0100
    >Hi Everyone,
    >This is a message from Chris Taylor, who's having some problems posting to
    >the list (and getting through to the list administrator), and asked me to
    >forward this:
    >I love this (took ages to type in) -
    >" ... randomising letters in the middle of words [has] little or no
    >effect on the ability of skilled readers to understand the text. This is
    >easy to denmtrasote. In a pubiltacion of New Scnieitst you could
    >ramdinose all the letetrs, keipeng the first two and last two the same,
    >and reibadailty would hadrly be aftcfeed. My ansaylis did not come to
    >much beucase the thoery at the time was for shape and senqeuce
    >retigcionon. Saberi's work sugsegts we may have some pofrweul palrlael
    >prsooscers at work. The resaon for this is suerly that idnetiyfing
    >coentnt by paarllel prseocsing speeds up regnicoiton.
    >We only need the first and last two letetrs to spot chganes in meniang."
    > Chris Taylor (
    > »people»chris

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