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Communication Research...

September 17, 2003 -- Aoccdrnig to 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.

JSU's Dr. Claudia McDade said, "Psycholinguists and Gestalt psychologists would say this works because our brains want closure, that is to complete the Gestalt. This only works with accomplished readers. Imagine trying to teach a child to read like this."


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